Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Nolwazi has twenty one years post qualification experience in the field of trade mark law.  She has in the past focused in trade marks and copyright litigation including passing-off and unlawful competition. She advised clients from divergent industries including from the fashion and luxury goods, hospitality, fast moving consumer goods, sports, automotive, to name but a few.

    Currently, Nolwazi heads up the firm’s trade mark renewals section.

    Nolwazi has occupied leadership positions both in legal practice and in business.  She held a Chairmanship position in an Intellectual Property law firm.  For a period of eight years, Nolwazi was a non-executive director of Transnet SOC Limited, a logistics South African state owned company.

    She served as a Council Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers (SAIIPL).  She also served in the Trade Marks subcommittee of the SAIIPL.  She is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, a statutory committee advising the South African Minister of Trade and Industry on Intellectual Property matters.  Nolwazi is also a member of INTA’s Parallel Imports committee.

  • Academic

    • B. Juris – University of Fort Hare | 1992
    • LLB  – University of Natal | 1995

  • Qualifications

    • Qualified Trade Marks Practitioner | 2002
    • Admitted Attorney | 1998

  • Credentials

    • Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Law (SAC) – Member
    • SAC is statutory committee advising the Minister of Trade and Industry on Intellectual Property matters
    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow and former Council member
    • Pretoria Attorneys’ Association – Member
    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member