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Patents

Stefaans Gerber

Stefaans Gerber

Stefaans is a senior associate in the Trademark Prosecution and Commercial IP Department. Stefaans holds a master’s degree in chemistry as well as an LLB from the University of the Free State. Stefaans has extensive commercial legal experience with a focus on IP...

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Gizela Lombard

Gizela Lombard

Gizela is an associate in the Patent Department of Adams & Adams. She was awarded an LLB from UNISA in 2018 and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2023. Gizela assists in the management of foreign clients' patent and design portfolios...

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Alison Levesley

Alison Levesley

Alison is a patent attorney, working as a Senior Associate in the Africa Patents Department. She is involved in the prosecution of patent applications in ARIPO, OAPI and other countries in Africa, excluding South Africa. In addition to her experience as a patent...

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Marilé Fouché

Marilé Fouché

Marilé Fouché is an associate in the Patents Department at Adams & Adams. She holds an MSc in Microbiology and an LLB degree. Marilé is an admitted attorney of the South African High Court and a qualified Patent Attorney. Marilé focuses on the drafting of patent...

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James Davies

James Davies

James is a patent attorney with an electronic and computer background, and with a genuine interest in these things and all things technological. James works in the patent department, mainly assisting local clients in filing and prosecution patent and design applications in South Africa and indeed all over the world.

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Alexis Apostolidis

Alexis Apostolidis

Alexis Apostolidis is a partner in the patent litigation practice of Adams & Adams and heads the competition law department of the firm. He is well versed in all aspects of patent law and specialises in opinion work and patent litigation in the life sciences, agrochemical, petrochemical, IT and consumer goods sectors. He has successfully litigated on behalf of originator pharmaceutical companies, OEM German car manufacturers, banks and television content providers. Alexis’ practice also extends to litigation concerning design registrations, the commercialisation and licensing of IP and regulatory matters in the life sciences sector. He advises and represents clients in litigious work in a number of African countries.

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Danie Dohmen

Danie Dohmen

Danie Dohmen is a partner at Adams & Adams in the patent litigation section. He specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property agreement litigation, commercialisation and opinion work. Danie has for a number of consecutive years been ranked in tier 1 for patent litigation in South Africa.

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Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall

Russell Bagnall has advised clients on several contentious issues involving pharmaceutical disputes between multinational and generic companies. He also advises pharmaceutical clients on a wide range of issues, including licence and distribution agreements, co-promotion agreements and regulatory issues.

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Johnny Fiandeiro

Johnny Fiandeiro

Johnny is a patent partner in the Johannesburg office of Adams & Adams. He has a BSc Eng (Electrical) from Wits University, and an LLB from UNISA.

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Thapelo Mmotong

Thapelo Mmotong

Thapelo is an admitted attorney as well as a registered patent attorney in the Johannesburg office of Adams & Adams. He has a BSc Eng (Metallurgy & Materials Engineering) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a LLB from UNISA.

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