Gizela Lombard

Gizela is an associate in the Patent Department of Adams & Adams. She was awarded an LLB from UNISA in 2018 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2023. Gizela assists in the management of foreign clients’ patent and design portfolios in South Africa within the Patent Overseas […]

Chris Nyarukowa

Chris Nyarukowa is an associate in the Patent Department at Adams & Adams. He is an admitted attorney of the South African High Court, and a registered Patent Attorney. He holds a PhD in Medicinal Biochemistry, specialising in Genomics and Metabolomics, and an LLB degree. Chris specialises in a diversity of fields including, but not […]

Alison Levesley

Alison is a patent attorney, working as a Senior Associate in the Africa Patents Department. She is involved in the prosecution of patent applications in ARIPO, OAPI and other countries in Africa, excluding South Africa. In addition to her experience as a patent attorney, Alison also has over 6 years of industry experience, where she […]

Marilé Fouché

Marilé Fouché is an associate in the Patents Department at Adams & Adams. She holds an MSc in Microbiology and an LLB degree. Marilé is an admitted attorney of the South African High Court and a qualified Patent Attorney. Marilé focuses on the drafting of patent specifications and the filing and prosecution of patent applications […]

Alexis Apostolidis

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 consumer goods sectors. He has successfully litigated on behalf of originator pharmaceutical companies, OEM German car manufacturers, banks and television content providers. Alexis’ practice also extends to litigation concerning design registrations, the commercialisation and licensing of IP and regulatory matters in the life sciences sector. He advises and represents clients in litigious work in a number of African countries.

Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall has advised clients on several contentious issues involving pharmaceutical disputes between multinational and generic companies. He also advises pharmaceutical clients on a wide range of issues, including licence and distribution agreements, co-promotion agreements and regulatory issues.

Danie Dohmen

Danie Dohmen is a partner at Adams & Adams in the patent litigation section. He specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property agreement litigation, commercialisation and opinion work. Danie has for a number of consecutive years been ranked in tier 1 for patent litigation in South Africa.

James Davies

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 all over the world.

Wynand Fourie

Wynand Fourie is a partner in the firm’s patent department and holds an electronic engineering degree from the University of Pretoria together with a law degree.

Deborah Marsicano

Ms Marsicano is a patent attorney who specialises in domestic and international patent and design matters.