Samantha CopelingPartner | Trade Mark Attorney

Areas of Specialisation

Trade Marks:

  • Searches, Filings & Prosecution
  • Commercialisation

Samantha is a partner in Adams & Adams’s Trademark Department. She graduated with an LLB from Cape Town University in 1990 and has 27 years’ post qualification experience.  She practices in the Trademark Prosecution Department and specializes in clearance searches, all aspects of trade mark registration and portfolio management. She advises clients from a wide range of industries. The focus of her work is in South Africa and all African countries. She is a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property and is a member of the South African Trademark Law Committee, INTA and PTMG.

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of Cape Town | 1990
  • BA – University of Cape Town | 1988


  • Registered Trade Mark Practitioner (SAIIPL) | 1997
  • Admitted Attorney | 1993



  • International Intellectual Property Associations (INTA) – Member
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member


  • Acritas Stars Database – Most Outstanding Lawyer | 2018 – 2020
  • Best Lawyer – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa |2019 – 2020
  • Lawyer Monthly – Women in Law | 2020
  • Legal 500 – Recommended Lawyer | 2018 – 2019
  • MIP IP All Stars – Trademarks| 2017 – 2020

contact details

4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa

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