Patent Attorneys

Our patent attorneys provide clients with a full range of legal services relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property rights.

These services include counsel and handling of transactions in cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, licensing, and data security. The partners and associates in our intellectual property group also litigate these issues in courts across Africa. Adams & Adams is the largest IP firm in Africa and is ranked among the leading firms in Intellectual Property in the world.

Area Of Practice

Drafting and Filling (Prosecution)

Obtaining grant of a patent can be a time-consuming and sometimes expensive process, but litigation can be even more costly. Mistakes must be avoided at all costs then, and Adams & Adams has more collective experience than any other patent law firm in Africa – particularly in dealing with applications and the defence of patents across the globe. The patent team of Adams & Adams can guide you through the maze of patent application facts and potential challenges or objections.

Adams & Adams offers an exhaustive patents search and filing service for both local and foreign applicants and clients who wish to define and commercialise their invention or design in South Africa, Africa and globally.

Commercialisation

If you are interested in exploiting your patent rights for commercial benefit, our Patents Practice is best placed to ensure that the licence agreements and other commercialisation mechanisms are well drafted and watertight in protecting your rights and maximising the benefit to you.

Patent Litigation Enforcement

A patent gives you the right to prevent or stop others from making, using, exercising, offering to dispose of, disposing of or importing your patented invention and you may institute proceedings against a person who does any of these things. The Patent Litigation Group at Adams & Adams has an excellent track record in all forms of Patent rights enforcement.

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Contact one of our Patent Professionals

Alexis Apostolidis
Alexis Apostolidis
Partner | Head of Competition Law Group
Alison Levesley
Alison Levesley
Senior Associate | Attorney
Chris Nyarukowa
Chris Nyarukowa
Associate | Patent Attorney
Colin MacKenzie
Colin MacKenzie
Partner | Patent Attorney
Danie Dohmen
Danie Dohmen
Partner | Patent Attorney
Dario Tanziani
Dario Tanziani
Partner | Patent Attorney
Deborah Marsicano
Deborah Marsicano
Senior Associate | Patent Attorney
Gizela Lombard
Gizela Lombard
Associate | Attorney
James Davies
James Davies
Partner | Patent Attorney
Janice Galvad
Janice Galvad
Partner | Patent Attorney