Helgard Janse van Rensburg

Helgard has extensive experience in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations, transaction structuring, general corporate matters, black economic empowerment and property developments. Helgard specialises in commercial real estate and routinely acts for public and private property developers, property and asset management companies, REITs and private equity firms in respect of […]

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.

Simon Brown

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 and internationally.

Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli is one of the partners in Trade Mark Litigation section and is currently heading up the Anti-Counterfeiting team.

Jani Cronjé

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.

Bilkis Daby

Bilkis is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding a LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

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.

Nicolette Biggar

Nicolette Biggar is a Partner in the Trade Mark prosecution department in Pretoria. The focus of her practice is on Trade Mark protection (from application to registration) in Africa but she advises clients on protection outside of Africa as well.

Joseph Goedhals

Joseph Goedhals is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, holding B Com (Law) and LLB (Tuks) degrees.

Werina Griffiths

Ms Griffiths started her career in the firm’s Commercial Property and Litigation Department before joining the Trade Mark Litigation Department.