With offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, De Beer Attorneys is a South African law firm specializing in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law including patents, trademarks, design rights and copyright in South Africa and the African continent. We can also assist with commercialization of intellectual property including IP valuations, licensing arrangements and the like.

Personal and Personalized Attention

In our firm, all work passing through our firm gets personal attention from a person who is well-experienced and fully qualified, to ensure that quality standards are met. In addition we provide a personalized service offering which can be tailored to suit to the individual needs of our clients.  We do not provide a “once 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. However, we do not have the overheads that some of our larger competitors have. As such, we are able to provide very competitive rates to our clients. Foreign agents can access a list of our Fees for South Africa below. Local clients are welcome to Contact Us directly for an obligation free quote.

Experienced Staff

Our attorneys have extensive local and international experience, having honed their skills on of some of the most valuable intellectual property portfolios of some of the largest organizations in the world.

However, we believe that all our clients are entitled to the same the same level of care and attention, irrespective of size.


Patent Applications

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

Trade Mark Applications

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


We have successfully acted for clients in both trademark and patent litigation matters in the High Court of South Africa.

Registered Design Applications

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

Commercial Intellectual Property

We can also assist with all aspects related to the commercialization of intellectual property, including licensing, distribution and joint-venture development agreements.


Phone: +27 (0) 11 513 3540
Fax: +27 (0) 11 513 3086
Fourways, Johannesburg, 2191 South Africa
The Business Centre Design Quarter, Leslie Avenue
De Beer Attorneys Inc., Registration No. 2016/434992/21, © De Beer Attorneys Inc 2017 | All Rights Reserved
South Africa
International Conventions, Treaties and Arrangements Paris Union, WIPO , PCT
National Phase Applications under the PCT 
  •  Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s).   
  • Name(s) and address(es) of inventor(s).   
  • Number, date and country of the basic application if Paris Convention priority is to be claimed.
  • International application number and filing date
Examination The application is subjected to formal examination only.
Duration The term is twenty years from the date of filing.
Renewal Maintenance fees are payable annually as from the third anniversary of the filing date. A 6 months grace period is available.