A Boutique Firm if Specialist Intellectual Property Practitoners. Specialising in Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyright & Competition Law.
Hahn & Hahn Inc is a boutique firm of specialist Intellectual Property practitioners covering South Africa and Africa, as well as obtaining rights internationally. Unlike other firms Hahn & Hahn Inc specilaises in IP Law and does not offer legal services in all possible fields.
The firm was founded by Dr. W A Hahn in 1951 while he was engaged in conducting international licence negotiations for SASOL (South Africa's oil-from-coal giant) and setting up SASOL's patent and documentation department. Dr. H.H. Hahn joined the firm and qualified as a patent agent in 1959 and became a partner of the firm in 1961. From these beginnings the firm grew steadily and continues to do so.
During 1996 a decision was taken to focus the firm exclusivley in the specialised Intellectual Property law field so as to enable the firm to pursue those activities it knows best. These include the registration, valuation and protection of intellectual and other property rights on behalf of its national and international clients and associates and the provision of expert and practical advice regarding intellectual property, international trade and the environment.
In 2001 the specialist Intellectual Property firm of Brian Bacon & Associates of Cape Town merged with Hahn & Hahn Inc extending the firm's activities to the Cape.
Also in 2001, Routledge-Modise Inc, a top specialist Commercial Law firm having offices in Johannesburg, Sandton and London (UK) entered into a joint venture agreement with Hahn & Hahn Inc in terms of which Hahn & Hahn Inc operates the Intellectual Property Division of Routledge-Modise Inc.