Welcome to the South African Online Patent Search facility, delivering free search of the Patent Database to the public.

Currently, full images are available for granted patent documents from 1984 to 2005.

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What is a Patent?
A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something, or offers a new technical solution to a problem.
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Before you Apply
If you have developed a new product or process, the issue of patenting should be considered as an integral part of your overall business strategy together with factors such as profit potential, finance, production and marketing. Read on...
How to Apply?
To apply for a patent, you need to follow the procedure framed in the South African Patent Act. There are terms and conditions that you have to accept in order for your application to be considered.. Read on...