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Godfrey Budeli

Partner | Trade Mark Attorney

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About me

Godfrey Budeli is one of the partners in Trade Mark Litigation section 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 officials at various border posts. He served on the firm’s Management Committee as the diversity representative.

Trade Marks

  • Enforcement
  • Piracy & Counterfeiting

Copyright

  • Enforcement

Academic Record

  • LLM (Commercial Law) – University of Cape Town | 2003
  • LLB – University of Pretoria | 2002

Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney | 2006
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney

Memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa – Honorary Member
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) – Member and part of Anti-Counterfeiting Committee | 2020 – 2021
  • Pretoria Attorney Association (PAA) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • SAIIPL: Anti-Counterfeit Committee Member

Accolades

  • AI Global Leading Advisor Awards – Leading Trade Mark and Anti-Counterfeiting Lawyer of the Year: South Africa – 2020
  • Corporate Excellence Awards – Trade Mark Attorney of the Year, 2019 South Africa |2019
  • Finance Monthly – Lawyer of the Year: Anti-counterfeiting South Africa | 2018, 2019
  • Legal 500 – Recommended IP Practitioner | 2018
  • Legal 500 – Recommended Lawyers: Intellectual Property | 2021
  • WTR 1000 – Individuals: Anti-Counterfeiting | 2018 – 2022

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