Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist legal practice dealing exclusively with intellectual property and trade mark law in South Africa. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trade marks, industrial designs and franchising, including litigation, as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection.

The trade mark and copyright attorneys at our firm are skilled in their fields of practice and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world. Our experienced support staff, aided by state-of-the-art software, ensure that we remain efficient and up to date.


Kylie Minogue vs Kylie Jenner

According to Kylie Jenner there’s only room for one “Kylie” in entertainment. The reality star Jenner has filed a U.S. trademark applications for the term “Kylie” in connection with both advertising and entertainment services. Kylie Minogue has been performing under...

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Register a Trade Mark

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a well established intellectual property law firm in South Africa. We offer assistance regarding trade mark, ARIPO and OAPI applications. For trade mark applications, we require a copy of the mark intended for registration as well as a...

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James Bond’s Gun Trade Mark

Is the gun belonging to James Bond a celebrity in its own right? At first, the United States Trademark Office (USPTO) had doubts because when the makers of the PPK handgun first tried to register the design of “James Bond’s Gun,” complete with...

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Children are Natural #Inventors... Back in 1923 eleven-year-old Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle by accident! He had left a mixture of powdered soda, water and a stick in a cup on his porch overnight and when he woke up the next morning it was frozen on the stick! #AccidentalInventions ... See MoreSee Less

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