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+27 12 432 6208
Email Address
dario.tanziani@adams.africa
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4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa

Dario Tanziani

About me

Dario has over 30 years’ post-qualification experience and has represented a variety of multinational research based pharmaceutical companies in blockbuster drug patent litigation leading to landmark decisions in this field. He has served as Patent Department and Firm Chairman. Dario’s practice currently includes patent searches, assignments and recordals, reviews and prosecution of incoming patent applications and claim amendments. Dario also heads up the Patent Renewals Section which handles a portfolio of 30 000 patent renewals around the world. He has also contributed on aspects of South African and African patent law in several books and professional periodicals.

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Patents

  • Reviews and prosecution of incoming patent applications and claim amendments
  • Recordals (South Africa), Renewals (Globally), Searches
    (South Africa and rest of Africa)

Designs

  • Recordals, Renewals, Searches

Academic Record

  • BProc – University of South Africa | 1987
  • BSc (Chemistry & Maths) – University of Pretoria | 1982

Qualifications

  • Registered Patent Attorney | 1988
  • Admitted Attorney | 1988
  • Qualified Patent Agent | 1986

Credentials

  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Member and past President of South African Group
  • The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • Pretoria Attorney’s Association (PAA) – Member

Accolades

  • ACQ – Patent Lawyer of the Year | 2015
  • Best Lawyers® – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa | 2011 – 2024
  • Finance Monthly Global Awards – Patent Lawyer of the Year (South Africa) | 2016 – 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000 – Individuals: Litigation | 2015 – 2023 (Silver)
  • IFLR: Patent Expert Guide – Experts for Patents | 2019
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards Winner: Life Sciences – Lawyer of the Year – South Africa | 2019
  • MIP – IP Stars: Patents| 2017 – 2023
  • Who’s Who Legal – Patents | 2015 – 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal – Life Sciences | 2016 – 2017
  • Legal 500 – Recommended Individual | 2023

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