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145 Attorneys or Lawyers and 120 Law Firms that practice Intellectual Property in South Africa

  1. Alexis Apostolidis
    Years of Practice: 19    Position: Partner

    Alexis Apostolidis is a partner in the patent litigation practice of Adams & Adams and heads the competition law department of the firm. He is well versed in all aspects of patent law and specialises in opinion work and patent litigation in the life sciences, agrochemical, petrochemical, IT and cons... click for more information

  2. W W Coetzee
    Years of Practice: 35    Position: Director

    Attorney started of as Public Prosecutor, later State Attorney and own practise since 1994 click for more information

  3. Adele van Wyk
    Years of Practice: 15    Position: Director

    Adele van Wyk started working in the legal world in 1994 as a full-time conveyancing secretary at Bezuidenhout Van Zyl Attorneys in Johannesburg, where she was employed for two years. Following that, she moved to Bothas Incorporated in Empangeni to work as an article clerk while studying LLB through... click for more information

  4. Wim Scholtz
    Years of Practice: 8    Position: Director

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  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Nelia Hickman
    Years of Practice: 31    Position: Partner

    Nelia Hickman holds BA LLB-degrees from Stellenbosch University and an Honours through UNISA. After a spell in general law and trade mark litigation, Nelia has specialized in trade mark prosecution work for over two decades, including prosecution hearings on behalf of the firm, filings throughout th... click for more information

  16. Johan du Preez
    Years of Practice: 34    Position: Partner

    I am a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property Protection in South Africa and African with particularly expertise in all areas of Trade Mark Law, from brand creation, clearance searches; local, African and overseas trademark filings strategies, filing for the protection through the entire proce... click for more information

  17. James Davies
    Years of Practice: 16    Position: Partner

    James is a patent attorney with an electronic and computer background, and with a genuine interest in these things and all things technological. James works in the patent department, mainly assisting local clients in filing and prosecution patent and design applications in South Africa and indeed al... click for more information

  18. Janice Galvad
    Years of Practice: 20    Position: Partner

    Janice Galvad is a Partner in and the Chairperson of the Patent Department at Adams & Adams. She has been a Partner at the firm since 2004. She is a qualified patent attorney and holds a Master's Degree in Commercial Law. She heads up the Patents Overseas Filing Section of Adams & Adams in Pretoria,... click for more information

  19. Russell Bagnall
    Years of Practice: 23    Position: Partner

    - Patent, Copyright and Design Litigation - Drafting of chemical, metallurgical and mineral processing related patent specifications Russell Bagnall has been a partner at Adams & Adams since 1998 and is head of the patent and design litigation group and was also the Patent Department's chairma... click for more information

  20. Louis van der Walt
    Years of Practice: 26    Position: Partner

    Patents: - Drafting, Filing & Prosecution Plant Breeders' Rights Designs: - Drafting, Filing & Prosecution Louis van der Walt is a partner in and past Chairman of the Patent Department of Adams & Adams and advises clients in relation to the preparation and filing of patent applications, reg... click for more information

  21. Philip Pla-Pillans
    Years of Practice: 29    Position: Partner

    Philip Pla is a partner in the patent department in the firm's Cape Town office. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and has substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting patent and registered design applications, patent litigation and transactional aspects of IP including the drafting of... click for more information

  22. Dario Tanziani
    Years of Practice: 33    Position: Partner

    Dario has 30 years experience and has represented a variety of multinational research based pharmaceutical companies with blockbuster drug patent litigation. Dario's practice includes patent searches, transactional matters and prosecution of new patent filings. He has also contributed on aspects of ... click for more information

  23. Lassie Mahlangu
    Years of Practice: 36    Position: Director

    Lassie holds a BProc degree from the University of Limpopo, LLB degree from the University of South Africa, a diploma in Leadership, Financial Management and Communication under the auspices of USSALEP, Certificate in Mediation and Arbitration with AFSA and a Certificate in Court-Annexed Mediation w... click for more information

  24. Jakkie De Kock
    Years of Practice: 22    Position: Director

    Jakkie has been in Somerset West since 1972 and thus have a thorough knowledge of the Helderberg area with a wide network of contacts, friends, clients, business contacts, colleagues, etc. He has been in business and property since the early 1980's and through these interests has a sound and accute... click for more information

  25. Niel de Villiers
    Years of Practice: 13    Position: Director

    Niel de Villiers obtained his B.Proc. degree at the University of the Free State, after which he moved to Cape Town to do his articles. He was admitted as an Attorney in 2002 and started practicing as such in the Northern Suburbs where he was exposed to various fields of law. Niel developed a keen ... click for more information

  26. Douw Gerbrand Breed
    Years of Practice: 12    Position: Director

    Douw is the Managing Director of Barnard Inc click for more information

  27. Juan Smuts
    Years of Practice: 27    Position: Director

    Juan Smuts is head of the Divorce and Family Law (and all related matters) department. He also runs a successful practice in Litigation, Commercial Law and Criminal Law. Juan has been practising as an attorney since 1992. His services include but are not limited to: Divorce (contested and uncont... click for more information

  28. Fanie Botes
    Position: Managing Director

    Fanie has served as managing director of Millers for 18 years until March 2019 when Salomé van Wyk took over this function. Fanie still plays an important role in the management of the firm and acts as mentor for Salomé. He took over the Commercial Department in 2010, after spending ... click for more information

  29. June Marks
    Years of Practice: 17    Position: Partner

    June Marks leads our legal eagles with a B Com (cum laude) specialising in financial and property management; LLB (cum laude) and LLM (cum laude) (Liquidations, Insurance, Company Law). June Marks was the Top LLB student at Unisa in 1998. June Marks's experience includes a vast array of civil and c... click for more information

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