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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions section is dedicated to intellectual property rights and patents where we aim to provide answers to common questions regarding the protection, enforcement, and management of intellectual property. Intellectual property rights plays a vital role in encouraging innovation by granting inventors exclusive rights for their ideas. Understanding patents is crucial for creators and businesses to protect their work from unauthorised use. Our FAQ guide covers a wide variety of general topics. For specific advice for your business contact us to set up a free consultation to discuss your unique requirements.

FAQ 01 What is intellectual property?

FAQ 02 Are there different types of IP?

FAQ 03 How do I protect my IP?

FAQ 04 Do I need to apply for these rights?

FAQ 05 How do these rights protect my IP?

FAQ 06 How long do I need to wait to receive my right?

FAQ 07 What do I have before I have the granted right?

FAQ 08 Can I get the patent for something in South Africa that is patented elsewhere?

FAQ 09 Must I do a search before filing an application?

FAQ 10 Are my IP rights not cast in stone?

FAQ 11 What kind of things can I patent?

FAQ 12 Can I patent a business idea?

FAQ 13 Can I patent an app?

FAQ 14 What if my business is not patentable How does this affect my business?

FAQ 15 Can I file a world wide patent?

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