With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the firm is ideally positioned to provide effective, professional legal services to both domestic and international clients.

With a reputation built on the ability to provide economic, practical, innovative and constructive legal support that is both principled and pragmatic, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional representation. Our emphasis is on partnering with clients to fulfil their legal needs timeously and strategically.

Personal and Personalised Attention

All work passing through our firm gets personal attention from an individual who is well-experienced and fully qualified, to ensure that quality standards are met. In addition, we provide a personalised service offering which can be tailored to suit the individual needs of our clients.  We do not provide a “one size fits all” approach.


We believe in providing value for money to our clients and we spend a lot of time and effort on our clients and their instructions to ensure that world-class standards are met. It is our goal to add as much value to our clients ventures for as little cost as possible.

Foreign Patent and Trademark associates can access a list of our Fees for South Africa here.

Local clients are welcome to Contact Us directly for an obligation free quote.

Experienced Staff

Over more than a decade, we have developed a reputation for outstanding legal expertise, exceptional attorney and client relationships, and consistently reliable professional service. We combine legal analysis with practical business advice to find solutions which are effective and applicable. The firm has numbered amongst its partners highly-regarded legal practitioners who are widely regarded as experts within their chosen areas of specialism, both in South Africa and internationally.



We have established a large patent filing and prosecution practice, both locally and internationally.

Trade Mark

We regularly file applications for registered trade mark protection in South Africa and abroad.

Registered Design Applications

We can obtain registered design protection for clients, where the novelty lies in the look and feel of a product.


We have successfully acted for clients in litigation matters in the Magistrate’s Court and High Court of South Africa.

Commercial Law

We are positioned to assist our clients with the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution of commercial agreements and the conclusion of related commercial transactions.

Corporate Law

We can assist our clients with compliance i.t.o. the Companies Act and related legislation and with the drafting, reviewing, negotiation and execution of relevant founding documents, agreements, notices and the like.

Technology and Data Protection Law

We are able to assist with Information and Communications Technology Law including the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, the Promotion of Access to Information Act, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act and the Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI).


Phone: +27 (0) 11 513 3540
Fax: +27 (0) 11 513 3086
Fourways, Johannesburg, 2191 South Africa
The Business Centre Design Quarter, Leslie Avenue
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