Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a specialist legal practice dealing exclusively with intellectual property and design law in South Africa. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trade marks, industrial designs and franchising, including litigation, as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection.

The patent attorneys at our firm are skilled in their fields of practice and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world. Our experienced support staff, aided by state-of-the-art software, ensure that we remain efficient and up to date.


Look inside Lego’s production facilities

Lego fans from around the world can arrange a tour to see their production facility in Denmark, but recording is prohibited inside the factory. However, Lego made a rare exception for their recent Media Day, and Pawel Kmiec (author of The Unofficial LEGO Technic...

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Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014

Red Dot has revealed the Design Concept Award winners for 2014. The international panel of jurors awarded 202 design concepts the globally coveted Red Dot. Best of the Best for their Exceptional Design Excellence were awarded to 40 design concepts and 62 concepts were...

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Rudolf Uhlenhaut

Rudolf Uhlenhaut was an executive and engineer for Mercedes-Benz (Daimler-Benz) from 1931. His designs included the Silver Arrows, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR but he is best known for his road legal version of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR...

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