LSNP Annual General Meeting 2016

Law Society of the Northern Provinces: Annual General Meeting 18 – 20 November 2016 It is our pleasure to announce that Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. trademark attorneys will be attending the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) Annual General...

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...

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...

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...

Rooibos & Honeybush Tea Protected

Souht African brands Rooibos and Honeybush has secured geographic indicator status in an economic partnership agreement between southern African nations and the European Union. Karoo Lamb has been grappling with similar issues of trademark protection. Dry Rooibos and...

6 Famous Logos with hidden Meanings

Famous Logos with hidden Meanings. Toyota Logo: The three ellipses seen in the logo, three hearts 1. the heart of the customer 2. the heart of the product and 3. the heart of technology. Mobil Logo: The red is said to represent strength and the blue represents...