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Stefaans Gerber

Senior Associate | Patent Attorney

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About me

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 commercialisation.

Having qualified as a both a patent attorney and a trade mark practitioner, Stefaans offers broad knowledge and expertise in all areas of intellectual property law.

Stefaans’s key practice areas include:

  • Developing lucrative IP protection and commercialisation strategies in Africa and internationally.
  • Local and foreign trade mark searches and filings.
  • Drafting and reviewing IP related agreements.
  • IP portfolio management.
  • IP due diligences investigations; and
  • IP valuation investigations and calculations.


  • Commercialisation


  • Commercialisation
  • Prosecution
  • Copyright Litigation (Enforcement)


  • Commercialisation


  • M. Sc Chemistry – University of the Free State | 2016
  • B. Hons Chemistry – University of the Free State | 2014
  • B. Sc Chemistry – University of the Free State | 2013
  • LLB – University of the Free State | 2010


  • Admitted Attorney | 2018
  • Registered Patent Attorney | 2020


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES South Africa) – Member

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