HAHN & HAHN HAS OVER 65 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DRAFTING PATENT SPECIFICATIONS, OBTAINING AND PROTECTING PATENT AND TRADEMARK RIGHTS. YOU BENEFIT FROM OUR EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE IN PATENT, DESIGN, AND TRADE MARK SERVICES, LITIGATION, AND PROSECUTION
WE DEFEND YOUR COMMERCIALLY VALUABLE COPYRIGHT, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND TRADE SECRET RIGHTS IN THE BOARDROOM AND THE COURTS.
YOU CAN RELY ON MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ATTORNEYS WITH AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR INDUSTRY TO SAFEGUARD YOUR COMMERCIAL ASSETS.
PATENT, DESIGN & TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS
Voted a PCT Top100 firm, Hahn & Hahn is a full-service firm trusted by some of the world’s top companies to protect their commercial assets, confidential information and trade secrets.
Protect your intellectual Property from unauthorised acquisitions by competitors, hackers and third parties. Although copyright exists automatically as it is statutory in South Africa, confidential information and trade secrets are protected under the common law. Once they become public, they may no longer be protected. Whether the courtroom or the boardroom, we act on your behalf in defending your copyright, confidential information and trade secret rights.
Our professional staff includes experts with an in-depth understanding of your industry. In any industry, your intellectual property assets are at risk of being appropriated, reverse engineered or illegally disclosed by employees. Our attorneys include Chemical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Organic Chemists, Biotechnologists and Electrical Engineers with extensive experience in protecting your intellectual property.
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You can rest assured that you have a partner in Hahn & Hahn that will expertly manage your risk and guide you through the process of registering and safeguarding your intellectual property assets.
During this unprecedented situation we would like to first and foremost extend our thoughts to all those that have been affected by the COVID-19 and we wish all of you good health and a full recovery.
We would like to inform you that Hahn & Hahn is in the fortunate position to be able to conduct our business remotely and will continue to operate without any disruption in our services.
The South African Patent Office has confirmed that they will remain operational, however, should this change we will continue to provide updates in this regard and adapt all deadlines based on their decision so as to ensure that all IP rights in our care will be preserved and safely maintained.
Our teams are available to support you in any way we can.
On 23 March 2020 the President of South Africa announced a lockdown for the period from midnight 26 March 2020 to 16 April 2020 during which period only essential services will be allowed to stay open. All South Africans have to stay home.
The South African Companies and Intellectual Property Office (CIPC) has announced that it will be closed from 25 March 2020 until 30 April 2020 and that all of these days are Dies Non and that any deadline falling within that period will automatically extend to the first day of re-opening.
We will be working remotely but will not be able to do any filings during the above period.
SOUTH AFRICAN PATENT REGISTRATION
South African patent applications are an extensive 2-step process. We assist you with the requirements for filing a provisional and complete specification in South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGN REGISTRATION
Get exclusive rights to your design. South African design applications follow the Locarno classes for registration and require originality for registrability. We assist you with all the requirements for filing an aesthetic or functional design application in South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE MARK REGISTRATION
Prevent misappropriation of your trade mark. Unauthorised use of your trade mark may lead to dilution and infringement of your rights. We assist you with all the filing requirements for securing your trade mark in South Africa.
Secure your intellectual assets internationally. To protect your intellectual assets internationally, separate applications must be filed in each individual country, although there are some groups. We assist you with all the filing requirements for securing your patent, design and trade mark in the countries of your choice.
This site is primarily intended for local clients. International clients and agents please visit www.hahn.co.za to secure your inventions, designs and trade marks from appropriation and unauthorised use.
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3 March 2020
HAHN & HAHN is a proud contributor to The Legal 500: Country Comparative Guides. The country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Intellectual Property laws and regulations that may occur in South Africa. Read the chapter by Janusz Luterek.
24 March 2020
We are proud to contribute to this article on IP emerging trends. – We asked 14 top IP experts what emerging trends we should expect in 2020. This is what they said.
As a patent attorney in private practice, over 2 decades I received many calls and emails starting with the statement “I want to patent my copyright”, or “I want to register my brand as a patent”. It became clear to me that many creative people hear the words patent,...
Hahn & Hahn is a boutique firm of Intellectual Property practitioners specialising in drafting patent specifications and obtaining and protecting Patent, Design and Trade Mark rights in South Africa, the entire African Continent, and elsewhere in the world.
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