Dear SAIIPL Members,

Great strides made in CIPC Patent Division

There has been consistent progress over several months within CIPC Patent Division.

This is evident in that the bulk of the backlog has been cleared in respect of processing of notices of acceptance, allowance of amendments and corrections, recordal of assignments and issuance of Letters Patent. CIPC Patent Division has successfully cleared all the backlog relating to Patent Renewals.

SAIIPL wishes to express its appreciation to Mr Trod Lehong, CIPC Senior Patents & Designs Manager and his staff for their dedication and tremendous effort at significantly improving the status of CIPC Patent Division.


Marie-Louise Grobler
Lakeview Building
Tel: (012) 683 2287