Blain de Villiers

Blain de Villiers

Blain de Villiers


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

    Trade Mark

  • Bio

    Blain de Villiers is a partner in the Trade Marks Department, a top-tier ranked attorney and Trade Mark Practitioner, with over 20 years’ worth of experience.

    He specialises in managing clients’ IP portfolios and advises some of the world’s top multi-national organisations on their trade mark needs, attending to the prosecution of trade marks locally (in Southern Africa) and abroad but, primarily, across the African continent.

    Blain holds BA (Law)(UCT) and LLB (Tuks) degrees, is a Fellow of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law and a member of various international IP organisations, including INTA and AIPPI.

  • Academic

    • BA (Law) – University of Cape Town | 1992
    • LLB – University of Pretoria | 1995

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 1998
    • Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner | 1998

  • Credentials

    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
    • SAIIPL Trade Mark Law Committee – Member
    • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Member
    • Pretoria Attorneys Association – Member
    • International Trademark Association (INTA) – Member
    • Legal 500 – Recommended IP Practitioner | 2018