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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Nicky Garnett

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.

Johnny Fiandeiro

Johnny is a patent partner in the Johannesburg office of Adams & Adams. He has a BSc Eng (Electrical) from Wits University, and an LLB from UNISA.

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.

Janice Galvad

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.