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Wilhelm Prozesky

About me

Wilhelm Prozesky is a qualified patent attorney and a partner in the Patent Department of Adams & Adams. He was awarded Hons. BSc Genetics (2001) and LLB degrees (2005) from the University of Pretoria. After joining Adams & Adams in 2006, Wilhelm completed his articles at the firm in 2007 and was admitted as a patent attorney in 2008. He currently heads up the Patent Overseas Filing Section of Adams & Adams, with Janice Galvad.

Wilhelm specialises in the management of foreign clients’ patent and design portfolios in South Africa. The majority of Wilhelm’s clients comprise a wide range of overseas-based multi-national enterprises. Wilhelm was actively involved in setting up and implementing the electronic filing of patent applications and electronic file management within the Patent Overseas Filing Section.

He is a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, currently serves on the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law Patent Liaison Committee and he is the Co-chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Africa Committee.

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Filing and prosecuting local patent and design applications for foreign clients.

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of Pretoria | 2005
  • BSc Hons (Genetics) – University of Pretoria | 2001


  • Registered Patent Attorney | 2010
  • Admitted Attorney | 2008


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) – Member and Co-chair of the Africa Committee
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • SAIIPL: Patent and Design Law Committee Member
  • SAIIPL: IT Liaison Committee Member
  • IAM Patent 1000 – Individuals: Prosecution | 2021 – 2023

Wilhelm Prozesky News & Podcasts

African expertise for patent and design prosecution in Africa

Protecting one’s rights to intellectual property in Africa is often regarded as overwhelming and c...