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  • Meet Bastiaan Koster

    Patent Attorney and Trademark Specialist

    An approachable legal leader, accomplished patent attorney and trademark practitioner with broad understanding of the African and international IP landscapes, consummate in a very wide range of Intellectual Property matters. Bastiaan will attend the BRICS 2018 Chengdu Symposium at the end of March.

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  • Meet Llewellyn du Toit

    Patent Attorney and Pharmacist

    An experienced patent attorney and qualified pharmacist, Llewellyn specialises in Intellectual Property matters in the pharmaceutical and medical fields, as well as Plant Breeders’ Rights. Llewellyn will attend the 4th Regimbeau IP Academy held in Paris, France in April.

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  • Meet Simonne Moodie

    Foreign Counsel, Trademarks

    An experienced attorney with a broad range of experience in trademarks, copyright, strategic IP advice and related matters for a wide range of clients both locally and internationally. Simonne will attend the upcoming INTA Annual Meeting held in Seattle this year.

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  • Meet Érik van der Vyver

    Patent Attorney

    An experienced patent attorney, IT and electronics specialist, with an aptitude for patent litigation and advising on international IP issues. Erik attended the 2018 Global IP Conference (GIPC) in India and will travel to Iceland in April to attend the 16th Annual Patricia User Conference.

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  • Meet Gunther Roland

    Patent Attorney

    A South African patent attorney, Namibian attorney, civil engineer and official ARIPO representative, Gunther is also a fluent German speaker. Gunther will attend the VPP conferences in Germany this year. VPP is an Association of German Patent Engineers.

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Von Seidels is an intellectual property law firm based in Cape Town, with satellite offices in Somerset West and Johannesburg, South Africa. We specialise in protecting and enforcing IP rights in South Africa and Africa.

Von Seidels is Africa's only ISO 9001 certified IP firm.

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Most Beautiful Object in SA

Von Seidels client, Thabisa Mjo, awarded for designing the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa, named at the 2018 Design Indaba. Click read more below for the full article.

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South Africa has a depository patent filing system. South African patent applications are not subjected to substantive examination…

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South Africa is a member of the Paris Convention and design applications can be filed up to six months after the earliest priority date…

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South Africa is a member of the Paris Convention and priority may be claimed if the South African trade mark registration is filed within…

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South Africa is a member of the Berne Convention and South African copyright law is in compliance with the copyright laws of most…

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The Counterfeit Goods Act of 1997 was enacted specifically to deal with the scourge of counterfeiting and dealing in counterfeit goods in...

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A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority can lead to the removal of advertisements that are false, mislead, imitate or are...

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Intellectual property rights can be used by assigning (selling) or licensing them to others. Patents, registered designs, trademarks…

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Intellectual property rights are tools that are applied in business. They can be expensive and acquiring them will require time and …

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Intellectual property rights are enforced through the various courts in South Africa. In the case of patent matters, the court of first instance is…

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In terms of the Plant Breeders' Rights Act 15 of 1976, protection may be obtained in respect of a new distinct, uniform and stable variety of…

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