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124 Attorneys or Lawyers and 94 Law Firms that practice Trademarks in South Africa

  1. Mariëtte du Plessis
    Years of Practice: 29    Position: Partner

    - All aspects of trade mark litigation, including trade name infringement, passing off and unlawful competition, as well as company and name objections and advertising law disputes. - Copyright litigation and recordal of chain of ownership, as well as assignment agreements - Domain... click for more information

  2. Samantha Copeling
    Years of Practice: 28    Position: Partner

    Samantha is a partner in Adams & Adams's Trademark Department. She graduated with an LLB from Cape Town University in 1990 and has 25 years' post qualification experience. She practices in the Trademark Prosecution Department and specializes in clearance searches, all aspects of trade mark registra... click for more information

  3. Gérard du Plessis (Chairman)
    Years of Practice: 27    Position: Partner

    - Litigation relating to Trade Marks, Copyright, Designs, Unlawful Competition - Domain names, and Counterfeit Goods - Litigation in the above areas Gérard du Plessis is a senior partner of the firm and has served as the Chairman of Adams & Adams from 2013 to date. Prior to that he also se... click for more information

  4. Simon Brown
    Years of Practice: 22    Position: Partner (Co-Chairperson - Trade Marks Department)

    At present, Simon is the Head of the Trade Mark Prosecution section, as well as Co-chairperson of the Trade Mark Department at Adams & Adams. Simon's practice focuses largely on clearance investigations, filing and prosecution of trade mark cases and trade mark portfolio management throughout Africa... click for more information

  5. Joseph Goedhals
    Years of Practice: 26    Position: Partner

    Joseph Goedhals is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding B Com (Law) and LLB (Tuks) degrees. A qualified Trade Mark Practitioner, Fellow of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law and member of international organisations. Joseph specialises in managing clients' IP portfolios and ... click for more information

  6. Blain de Villiers
    Years of Practice: 24    Position: Partner

    Blain de Villiers is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding BA (Law)(UCT) and LLB (Tuks) degrees. A qualified Trade Mark Practitioner, Fellow of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law and member of international organisations, including INTA and AIPPI, Blain specialises in managing ... click for more information

  7. Megan Moerdijk
    Years of Practice: 27    Position: Partner

    Megan Moerdijk, a partner in the trade mark prosecution group, is an experienced trade mark practitioner with a specialisation in African trade mark searching, filing and prosecution. Prior to joining Adams & Adams she served as the Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks (South Africa) and now has over... click for more information

  8. Lucy Signorelli
    Years of Practice: 18    Position: Partner

    Trade Marks: - Enforcement - Piracy & Counterfeiting Copyright: - Enforcement Litigation: - Copyright - Trade Marks Lucy Signorelli is a partner in the firm's Trade Mark Prosecution department specialising in recordals across the world. She also has extensive experience in trade ma... click for more information

  9. Kelly Thompson
    Years of Practice: 19    Position: Partner (Chairperson: Trade Mark Litigation)

    Kelly Thompson, a Partner in the trade mark litigation group at Adams & Adams, is an experienced, top-tier ranked attorney and trade mark practitioner. With 16 years of post-qualification experience, Thompson advises some of the world's top multi-national organisations on the protection and enforcem... click for more information

  10. Nolo Khechane
    Years of Practice: 17    Position: Partner

    Practice Areas: Trade mark filings, searches and prosecution Portfolio Management Professional Involvement: Legal Practice Council – Member South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Student Black Lawyers Association – Member click for more information

  11. Jenny Pienaar
    Years of Practice: 24    Position: Partner

    Jenny is a partner in the Adams & Adams Trade mark Department. Her areas of practice include trade mark litigation, domain name registration and securing domains from unlawful proprietors, as well as litigation relating to copyright, passing-off, unlawful competition, company name objections and re... click for more information

  12. Ferdi Myburg
    Years of Practice: 33    Position: Partner

    Ferdi Myburg is a partner in the Trade Mark Department. He deals with all aspects of trade mark renewals and maintenance which include title updates, name, address and address for service updates, amendments and general trade mark enquiries. Practice Areas: - Assignments - Name changes - Address... click for more information

  13. Lauren Ross
    Years of Practice: 15    Position: Partner

    Lauren holds BProc and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. Lauren is an admitted attorney and member of the Legal Practice Council. She is a qualified Trade Mark Practitioner and a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. Lauren has practical experience in trade... click for more information

  14. Bilkis Daby (née Rassool)
    Years of Practice: 17    Position: Partner

    Bilkis is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding a LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A qualified Trade Mark Practitioner, Fellow of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law and member of international organisations, including INTA and PTMG, Bilkis specialises in all asp... click for more information

  15. Dale Healy
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Partner

    Dale Healy is a partner in the firm's Trade Mark Litigation section. He was admitted as an attorney in 2005 and became a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property law in the same year. Dale advises clients in connection with all aspects of trade mark and brand enforcement, incl... click for more information

  16. Mandy Swanepoel
    Years of Practice: 16    Position: Partner

    Mandy Swanepoel (née Gordon) runs a litigation practice exclusively focused on IP law. Mandy has extensive experience in trade mark, copyright and advertising litigation, having been in practice with Adams & Adams for over 10 years. Along with infringement, unlawful competition and passing o... click for more information

  17. Somayya Khan
    Years of Practice: 17    Position: Partner

    Somayya is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner who has worked in the legal field in the private and public sector in London, United Kingdom, prior to joining Adams & Adams in 2006. Somayya has been a partner of the firm since 2009 and specialises in intellectual property law and practic... click for more information

  18. Godfrey Budeli
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Partner

    Godfrey Budeli is one of the partners in Trade Mark Litigation section with 12 years' post admission experience and is currently heading up the Anti-Counterfeiting team. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and an LLM degree from the University of Cape Town. His area of speciality ... click for more information

  19. Werina Griffiths
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Partner

    Ms Griffiths started her career in the firm's Commercial Property and Litigation Department before joining the Trade Mark Litigation Department. Her practice is focused on all forms of intellectual property with a keen interest in copyright. She has knowledge and experience in all types of enforc... click for more information

  20. Jani Cronjé
    Years of Practice: 12    Position: Partner

    Jani Cronjé is a partner in the firm's Trade Mark Litigation department. She specialises in trade mark oppositions and cancellations, trade mark infringement and passing-off disputes, domain name complaints, ASA complaints and copyright infringement matters. Jani also advises clients regardi... click for more information

  21. Nicky Garnett
    Years of Practice: 19    Position: Partner

    African Trade mark, design and patent filings, searches and prosecution Nicky Garnett is the Head of the Africa Patents of the Patent Department, a position she has held since 2008. Nicky is originally from Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa in 2008. She obtained her law degree from the University ... click for more information

  22. Nicolette Biggar
    Years of Practice: 21    Position: Partner

    Nicolette Biggar is a Partner in the Trade Mark prosecution department in Pretoria. She holds a Social Science degree and LLB from the University of Kwazulu Natal and a LLM (Intellectual Property Law) from UNISA. The focus of her practice is on Trade Mark protection (from application to registration... click for more information

  23. Nthabisheng Phaswana
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Partner

    Nthabisheng is a partner in the Africa Patent Department. She holds LLB and LLM (Mercantile Law) from the University of Pretoria. She is an admitted attorney with 13 years' post article experience. Nthabisheng joined Adams & Adams in 2007 and has been responsible for patent and design enquiries, tr... click for more information

  24. Nolwazi Gcaba
    Years of Practice: 21    Position: Partner

    Nolwazi has twenty years post qualification experience in the field of trade mark law. Her specific field of focus is trade marks and copyright litigation including passing-off and unlawful competition. Nolwazi advises clients from divergent industries including from the fashion and luxury goods, ho... click for more information

  25. Nishan Singh
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Partner

    Nishan Singh is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner, who has been a partner of the firm since March 2012. Nishan advises some of the world's top multi-national organisations on the protection and enforcement of their brands and related intellectual property in Africa. Nishan has extensi... click for more information

  26. Debbie Marriott
    Years of Practice: 18    Position: Partner

    Debbie Marriott is a Partner in the Trade Mark Litigation department, and is admitted as a Solicitor in the UK in addition to being a South African Attorney. She is a fellow of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law, and sits on the Council body for the Institute, as well its ADR, Copyright and ... click for more information

  27. Peter Dominic Yazbek
    Years of Practice: 45    Position: Partner

    Admitted 1973 Expertise: Family Law; High Court Litigation; Appeal Court Litigation and Magistrate's Court [Civil] Litigation, Commercial Law Department: Head Of High/Appeal Courts click for more information

  28. Gordon Hay
    Years of Practice: 46    Position: Consultant

    Gordon holds a B. Comm. degree from the University of Cape Town and a LLB degree from Unisa, as well as a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from WITS University. He was admitted as an attorney in 1973 after completing his articles at MacRobert Attorneys. He was appointed director in 1975 and elected managin... click for more information

  29. Marietjie  Jacobs 
    Years of Practice: 26    Position: Director

    Marietjie holds the degrees B. Comm. (Law) (cum laude) and LLB (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria, and a LLM (Property Law) from WITS University. In her final year she was awarded the Grotius Penning by the Pretoria Bar Council for the best LLB student at UP. She joined MacRobert Attorneys... click for more information

  30. Charl Groenewald
    Years of Practice: 19    Position: Director

    Charl obtained his B.Iuris and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. He was the manager and founding director of the law firm Groenewald Van Dyk Incorporated, at which he practised for almost 10 years. During 2011 he moved his practice to MacRobert Attorneys, where he joined the firm as a di... click for more information

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