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About Ntombovuyo

About Ntombovuyo


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Contact Ntombovuyo:

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 100 4545
Email: ntombovuyo@debeerattorneys.com

About Ntombovuyo

Ntombovuyo is an Associate in the Patents Department at De Beer Attorneys. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Ntombovuyo obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Chemistry) degree from the University of Cape Town. She later obtained her LLB degree from the University of South Africa. She also completed a diploma in Business Management from the Business Management Training College of Southern Africa in association with the Institute of Business Management.

 

Prior to joining De Beer Attorneys, Ntombovuyo began her career as a Chemistry lecturer and subsequently worked at one of the large intellectual property law firms in Gauteng where she gained invaluable experience in patent prosecution. Having previously worked in technology transfer offices within various Universities in South Africa she was exposed to different kinds of inventions and has even held a managerial role in one of these offices. Ntombovuyo is skilled in intellectual property management and is well informed about the commercial aspects of intellectual property.

 

Ntombovuyo specializes in the drafting, prosecution and enforcement of domestic and foreign patent applications and patents relating to the pharmaceutical, chemical and associated fields and attends to design registration matters as well. She also attends to the drafting of commercial IP agreements and IP due diligences.

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc Biochemistry & Cell Biology and Genetics & Developmental Biology – University of the Witwatersrand

  • BSc Honours in Genetics and Developmental Biology – University of the Witwatersrand (cum laude)

  • LLB – University of the Witwatersrand (distinction)

  • LLB – University of the Witwatersrand (distinction)

  • LLB – University of the Witwatersrand (distinction)

  • LLB – University of the Witwatersrand (distinction)

Memberships

  • Student member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

  • Student member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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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
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