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Hahn & Hahn Inc is a boutique firm of Intellectual Property practitioners specialising in obtaining and protecting Patent, Design and Trade Mark rights in South Africa and the entire African Continent. The firm has French, German, English and Korean speaking Patent Attorneys and we are able to prepare translations between French, German and English as well as correspond in those languages. Our professional staff includes Chemical Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Organic Chemists, Biotechnologists and Electrical Engineers, who all practice in the fields of intellectual property law and are qualified Attorneys.

Hahn & Hahn Inc represents some of the worlds top Chemical, Biotechnology, Communications, Consumer Goods and Industrial firms in both Patent and Trade Mark matters. These clients enjoy the benefit of over 65 years experience in Patent and Trade Mark prosecution and litigation throughout the African continent.

With the Galloway & Co merger in 2006, Hahn & Hahn Inc gained direct access to the IP offices in ARIPO, Malawi and Zambia thereby improving efficiency for our clients in these jurisdictions.

On this website you will find current filing requirements, tariffs and forms for African Patent and Trade Mark applications.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Colleagues,

South Africa has been under lockdown due to COVID-19 since 27 March 2020 and we have moved to an alert level system having levels 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 with level 5 being total lockdown.

We are now at alert level 1. As from 1 October 2020 and until further notice we will be operating with 75% staff complement at the office for the safety of our staff. There may be some delays but we will try to limit the impact as much as possible. CIPC (Patent Office) is open and filings continue as normal. However, since our Patent Office is not yet working with a full staff compliment delays in receiving official communications can be expected.

COVID-19 Information