Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli

Godfrey Budeli


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Godfrey Budeli is one of the partners in Trade Mark Litigation section with 11 years’ post admission experience and is currently heading up the Anti-Counterfeiting team. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria and an LLM degree from the University of Cape Town. His area of speciality is civil and criminal litigation in relation to anti-counterfeiting in South Africa and many African countries. He is involved in regular training courses for customs official at various border posts. He is currently the diversity representative on the management committee.


  • Academic

    LLB – University of Pretoria | 2002
    LLM – University of Cape Town | 2003

  • Qualifications

    Admitted Attorney | 2006

  • Credentials

    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) | Student
    • Black Lawyers Association | Member
    • American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa | Member
    • Finance Monthly – Lawyer of the Year: Anti-counterfeiting South Africa | 2018
    • WTR 1000 – Blue: Anti-counterfeiting | 2018, 2019
    • Legal 500 – Recommended IP Practitioner | 2018
    • Corporate Excellence Awards – Global Media – Trademark Attorney of the Year South Africa | 2019