Godfrey BudeliPartner | Trade Mark Attorney

Areas of Specialisation

Trade Marks:

  • Enforcement
  • Piracy & Counterfeiting


  • Enforcement

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.

Academic Record

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


  • Admitted Attorney | 2006
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney



  • 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


  • 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 – Tier 1 Ranked: Anti-Counterfeiting | 2018 – 2021

contact details

+27 12 432 6383
4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa

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