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Global Guide

Intellectual Property: Patents — South Africa

Senior Statesmen

Von Seidels

From the Chambers Global guide

Mike von Seidel is a hugely experienced practitioner in this sector and continues to provide his services to the firm in his role as a consultant.

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Band 1

Adams & Adams

From the Chambers Global guide

Russell Bagnall maintains a very strong reputation in this field, with renowned proficiency in patent-related litigation matters in particular. Clients describe him as "a legend in his field of expertise and an authority on all accounts."

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Band 1

Spoor & Fisher

From the Chambers Global guide

Hugh Moubray is widely respected for his work in patent litigation, with considerable expertise across the pharmaceutical and mining sectors. Sources speak highly of him, and one particularly satisfied client declared: "What I like about him is that he doesn't take no for an answer but will challenge counsel to get the best result for his clients. He does so much thinking behind the scenes so when he comes to you with a proposal it's always well thought through."

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Band 2

Brian Bacon Inc.

From the Chambers Global guide

Brian Bacon attracts praise for his impressive breadth of expertise in patent matters, with a considerable reputation for his prowess in litigious concerns. Interviewees praise his excellent manner and laud his "good legal mind."

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Band 2

Brian Bacon Inc.

From the Chambers Global guide

Tim Ball is described by market commentators as a "particularly excellent litigator" who is "very, very good" in this space. He is widely respected for his work in IP-related dispute resolution, with noteworthy expertise in pharmaceutical patent matters.

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Band 2

Von Seidels

From the Chambers Global guide

Rowan Joseph is acknowledged by interviewees for his "really good reputation" and is described as a "well respected" practitioner in this market. He has an impressive depth of experience assisting clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, with particular strengths in patent litigation.

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Band 2

Von Seidels

From the Chambers Global guide

Bastiaan Koster is recognised by market commentators as being a "great driving force" and a "very big name" in this space. He maintains an excellent reputation for his work on both the patent and trade mark side of IP law.

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Band 3

Adams & Adams

From the Chambers Global guide

Operating out of the firm's Pretoria office, Danie Dohmen is well thought of for his work in patent and design litigation. Commentators recognise him to be "a very good litigator" and concede that he is "someone I would refer people to."

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Band 3

KISCH IP

From the Chambers Global guide

Adelhart Kruger is well respected for his work in this sector, with particular experience in patent prosecution and IP-related litigation. Interviewees acknowledge him to be a highly rated practitioner with a "good reputation."

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Band 3

Hahn & Hahn Inc

From the Chambers Global guide

Janusz Luterek is highly regarded for his work across a broad array of patent concerns, with noteworthy expertise in the technology and construction sectors. Sources describe him as a "very bright guy" who is "well known" and "has an interesting practice."

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Band 3

Érik Van Der Vyver

Von Seidels

From the Chambers Global guide

Érik Van Der Vyver is commended by sources for being "great to work with" and is lauded for his ability to "understand the needs" of his clients. He is particularly well thought of for his understanding of IP issues relating to computer-implemented inventions.

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Band 3

Ralph van Niekerk

Von Seidels

From the Chambers Global guide

Ralph van Niekerk is acknowledged by interviewees to be "a good communicator" and a "very informed and capable practitioner." He is well respected for his work in cross-border commercial IP matters, with noteworthy strengths in patent prosecution.

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Band 3

Jonathan Whittaker

Spoor & Fisher

From the Chambers Global guide

Based in Pretoria, Jonathan Whittaker is highly regarded for his work in unlawful competition, patent and technical copyright disputes. He is described by interviewees as a "really bright guy" who is "very strong" in this market.

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