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    Patents: time to be inventive

    Article by Dr Charleen Rupnarain (Associate) – Adams & Adams A patent is an exclusive right granted by a government that allows the patentee to exclude anyone else from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention without his permission. In order to be granted these rights, the invention must be new, inventive and […]

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    Overview of patents in South Africa

    Article by Hugo Biermann from Adams & Adams As the first in a series regarding patents in South Africa, this article provides a general framework of the patenting process and introduces a number of concepts which will be dealt with in subsequent articles. A patent is a limited monopoly granted by the state to an inventor, […]

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