Fees

Lowest priced intellectual property services, guaranteed!

All amounts are exclusive of VAT (if applicable).

Patents
Provisional patent: Draft, drawings and file*
R5,950
Complete patent: Draft, drawings, file and publish grant*
R7,950
PCT patent applications (see our Patent Cost Calculator)* From R14,000
South African foreign or national phase patent application: Filing South African patent applications for foreign applicants* R4,850

(Amounts include official fees – file provisional patent R60, file complete patent R590)
(We require at least 2 weeks notice to file patent applications)

Patent Reviews (i.e. where we do not draft the patent)
Provisional patent: File patent application (no review) – use our Patent Toolkit R600
Provisional patent: Single review (we provide comments) R1,450
Provisional patent: Additional reviews of same application (per review) R600


South African Patent Renewals *
Years Official fee Our fee Total
4, 5 and 6 R130 each R500 each R630 each
7 and 8 R85 each R500 each R585 each
9 and 10 R100 each R500 each R600 each
11 and 12 R120 each R500 each R620 each
13 and 14 R145 each R500 each R645 each
15 and 16 R164 each R500 each R664 each
17 and 18 R181 each R500 each R681 each
19 and 20 R206 each R500 each R706 each
All 20 years R2,392 R4,500 R6,892

Foreign patent renewals: See our Renewal Cost Table

(We require at least 2 weeks notice to pay patent renewals. Pay renewals easily using our online Patent Renewal Tool).




Designs *
Draft design application, drawings, file and publish grant* R4,500
Draft subsequent design applications in additional classes / types, drawings, file and publish grant* R1.500 each

(Amounts include official fees – file application R240)
(We require at least 2 weeks notice to file design applications)

Design Reviews (i.e. where we do not draft the design)
File design application (no review) – Use our Free Design Toolkit
(For both South African and foreign clients)
R730
Single review and file design application R1,650
Additional reviews R450 each


Design Renewals *
Years Official fee Our fee Total
4, 5 and 6 R120 each R500 each R620 each
7 and 8 R77 each R500 each R577 each
9 and 10 R90 each R500 each R590 each
11 and 12 R110 each R500 each R610 each
13 and 14 R132 each R500 each R632 each
15 R149 R500 R649
All 10yrs (Fn) R694 R3,000 R3,694
All 15yrs (Aesh) R1,327 R6,000 R7,327

(We require at least 2 weeks notice to pay design renewals)

Trademark Renewals *
Years Official fee Our fee Total
Every 10 years R260 R700 R960

(We require at least 2 weeks notice to pay trademark renewals)

Patent / Design Searches (Novelty)
Professional search performed by patent attorneys R3,850

(We require at least 2 weeks notice to conduct a patent/design search)

Prototyping
3D drawings R2,900
Rendered drawings (2x) R1,000 for 1st image, R500 per subseq. image
Rendered poster (A1) R2,500
Prototype (plastic) R5,000
Design R3,000
Full house: product design, 3D drawings, prototype, renderings and poster R15,000


Quick Price List for Foreign Clients
US$ Euros
Conduct a patent search 550 410
File South African national phase / foreign patent application* 585 460
File South African design application* 550 (first), 180 (subsequent classes) 435 (first), 140 (subsequent classes)
Patent / Design renewals*
(Price depends on year)
75-100 60-75
Trademark renewals* 110 85
Prototyping (full house) 2,450 1,900

(Quoted prices include all taxes and official fees)
(Exchange rate: US$1 = approx. R7 (South African Rand))

* Services offered by Sibanda & Zantwijk patent attorneys.

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