PATENT, DESIGN & TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS

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.

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Voted a PCT Top 100 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.

EXPERIENCED

We defend your commercially valuable copyright, confidential information and trade secret rights in the boardroom and the courts.

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You can rely on multi-disciplinary attorneys with an in-depth understanding of your industry to safeguard your commercial assets.

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 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.

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SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGN REGISTRATION

Get exclusive rights to your design. We assist you with all the requirements for filing an aesthetic or functional design application in South Africa.

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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.

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FOREIGN REGISTRATIONS

Secure 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.

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INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS

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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