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Traditional South African national phase instruction
Step 3: Complete the online application form; download forms for
signature; upload scanned copies of the signed forms; and pay by credit card
On filing, the specification must mirror the PCT application on file at WIPO.
Changes thereto (including changes to applicant details) may only be made after
Notes: If you are unsure regarding completion of the online
application form, select "Submit for review" (cost $49). A registered South African
patent attorney will review your inputs and ensure that the application is in order before
filing the application with the South African Patent Office.
Upon payment (or, review (if selected)), we will immediately file the South African national
phase patent application.
We will send you an application number and filing receipt within two business days, and you
can track the status of the application online.
Within 9 months, we should send you an email reporting acceptance of the patent application.
You will need to respond to this email and instruct us to publish acceptance (cost: $70
payable by credit card).
We typically receive the patent registration certificate within 3 months of publication. An
electronic copy of the registration certificate will be emailed to you without charge, and
you can (optionally) request the document to be couriered to you (cost: $110 payable by
Note: Filing and official fees are included in our filing fee. Downstream costs:
Publication ($70); Courier ($110, optional); and Renewals.