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Deborah Marsicano

About me

Ms. Marsicano is a patent attorney whose focus of practice is the prosecution of patent applications in South Africa for cases which originate from abroad. In particular, she reviews and provides advice on the claims of South African patent applications, with a view to identifying disconformity with local requirements and/or areas where possible amendments may improve the enforceability of the claims.

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Areas of Specialisation

  • Patents
  • Industrial Designs

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of South Africa | 1999
  • BSc Eng. (Chem) – University of the Witwatersrand | 1993


  • Registered Patent Attorney | 2004
  • Admitted Attorney | 2001


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow

Deborah Marsicano News & Podcasts

SOUTH AFRICA: Development in the hemp and cannabis industry

In October 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, issued amendme...