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Nolo Khechane

About me

Nolo is a partner in the prosecution section of the Trade Marks Department. He obtained the BA degree from the University of Durban in 1998 and the LLB degree in 2000 from the same university. He was admitted as an attorney in 2003. He joined the firm and became a partner in 2005.

Nolo specialises in availability searches, the filing and prosecution of applications worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Africa. He is also the relationship partner and involved in portfolio management for a number of high profile local and international clients.

Some of his key clients include NBCUniversal, Jack Daniel’s, Brown Forman, DreamWorks, Puma Energy SA, FirstRand, and First National Bank, to name a few.

Nolo’s expertise, experience and considered advice is highly appreciated by his clients.

Nolo is a member of the Legal Practice Council, a fellow at the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), and regularly attends the INTA conferences.

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  • Trade mark filings, trade mark searches and trade mark prosecution
  • Portfolio Management

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of Natal | 2000
  • BA – University of Natal | 1998


  • Admitted Attorney | 2003


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member


  • WIPR – Leaders: Trade Marks | 2021 – 2023
  • Best Lawyers® – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa | 2023 – 2024

Nolo Khechane News & Podcasts

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