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CIPC is the custodian of all new patent applications that are filed within the Republic of South Africa according to the South African Patent Act 57 of 1978. An individual can privately file a provisional patent application. However, only a patent attorney can file a non-provisional patent application and assist in drafting the patent specification.

Section 25 of the South African Patent Act, Act 57 of 1978, states that a patentable invention includes new inventions in the fields of trade and industry or agriculture.

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The E-journal publication for
November 2017 is available online for viewing and download!!!

What's New ...

The Upload & Preview zone: a facility for registered users of the E-journal to submit their advertisements and preview their submissions before publication.



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