Cosmetic on the face of it? Patentability of methods of cosmetic treatment practiced on the human body in South Africa

By |2022-06-10T12:18:28+00:00May 27th, 2022|Adams & Adams, Articles|

South Africa, just like many other countries, has a set of legal provisions pertaining to subject matter for which patent protection may not be obtained. For example, and relevant for present purposes, in terms of section 25(11) of the South African Patents Act (“the Act”), inventions which are directed to methods of treatment on