IP in Africa

Bredenkamp Attorneys strive to provide quality, personalised service to all clients, local and international. 

We assist our local and international clients to file patent, trademark and registered design applications throughout Africa. We have a dedicated team at Bredenkamp Attorneys that manage all IP filings in Africa for our international clients, including the application, prosecution, and renewals of their patents, trademarks, and designs on the continent.

In Africa, there are two regional bodies in which to file; namely OAPI and ARIPO. South Africa and Nigeria have individual patent offices and are not party to either of the regional organisations. 
We specialise in filing patents in South Africa, OAPI and ARIPO with dedicated agents in OAPI and ARIPO to ensure a smooth application process and experience for our clients. 

 

Filing a Patent in OAPI read more

by Joni Bornman / 16 Oct, 2015

OAPI, (Organisation Africaine de la Propiete Intellectuelle) is the regional intellectual property body managing all IP-related applications into predominantly francophone African nations.

Filing a Patent in ARIPO read more

by Joni Bornman / 16 Oct, 2015

ARIPO, (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) is the regional intellectual property body managing all IP-related applications into predominantly Anglophone African nations.