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.
South Africa has been under lockdown due to COVID-19 since 27 March 2020. However, as from 1 May 2020, we have moved to an alert level system having levels 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 with level 5 being total lockdown.
We are now at alert level 3. As from 15 July 2020 and until further notice we will be operating with 50% staff complement at the office for the safety of our staff. There may be some delays but we will try to limit the impact as much as possible. CIPC (Patent Office) will be closed until further notice and only online services will continue, so there will be official delays.
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.
Will South Africa join the chorus of countries limiting patent rights on Coronavirus-related medicine?
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has put a new focus on striking a balance between enforcement of patent rights and access to essential or life-saving drugs. Amidst the pandemic, countries are reviving rarely used legislation and focus on developing new measures to ensure...
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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