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About Claire

About Claire

“There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise” – Anonymous


Contact Claire:

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

About Claire

Claire is particularly interested in patent law and she is currently gaining exposure and experience in all aspects of intellectual property law within the Patents Department at De Beer Attorneys.

During her studies, Claire completed numerous internship programs at some of the most prestigious law firms in South Africa where she shadowed several professionals and gained exposure to the legal industry.

Claire is currently studying towards qualification as a Registered South African Patent Attorney.

Academic Qualifications

  • B Sc Biological Sciences (Univ. of Pretoria)
  • B Sc Food Sciences (Univ. of Pretoria)
  • LLB (Univ. of Pretoria)


    Professional Membership

    • Member of the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST)
    • Student Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
    • Member of the Business Women’s Association (BWA)
    Phone: +27 (0) 21 100 4545
    Fax: +27 (0) 11 513 3086
    F101 Mariendahl House, Newlands on Main
    178 Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa
    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.