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Please find below a selection of profiles of some of our professional staff members, to provide some insight into our skills and experience.

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Elaine Bergenthuin

MANAGING PARTNER

Elaine Bergenthuin

Managing Partner

Elaine is the managing director of De Beer Attorneys.  Elaine has a wealth of experience in both prosecution and litigation of all forms of intellectual property.

She is a qualified electronic engineer, a registered South African Patent Attorney and an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She has over 10 years of experience in the legal industry, both locally and abroad. Elaine spent a number of years working at a leading firm of Chartered and European patent attorneys in London,.. Read More

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Abduraouph Kamaar

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Abduraouph Kamaar

Senior Associate

Abduraouph is a Senior Associate and an Admitted Attorney at De Beer Attorneys. Abduraouph has extensive experience in a wide ambit of legal practice areas. He is also involved with all aspects related to the filing, prosecution and enforcement of trademarks for local and foreign clients.

Abduraouph worked at a large African intellectual property law firm in Cape Town before joining De Beer Attorneys. Here he gained extensive experience on the prosecution and enforcement of trademarks for some of South Africa’s industry leaders …Read More

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Hannah Delit

CANDIDATE ATTORNEY

Hannah Delit

Candidate Attorney

After graduating with an LLB from the University of Cape Town, Hannah decided to further enrich her legal knowledge by pursuing a master’s degree. In 2018 she obtained an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town. She is particularly interested in aspects related to Advanced Contract Law and Advanced Commercial Law. During her master’s degree, Hannah’s research was focused on class actions instituted in terms of the new Company’s Act and the potential legal consequences this might have for companies, for which she obtained a distinction.  …Read More

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Nazli Londt

HEAD OF FORMALITIES

Nazli Londt

Head of Formalities

Nazli Londt is the Head of Formalities at De Beer Attorneys and handles all the aspects related to Trade Mark, Patent and Registered Design prosecution and maintenance in South Africa and abroad. For clients enquiring about any IP prosecution and maintenance matters, she is the first point of contact. Nazli continually works to streamline and… Read More

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Claire Gibson

CANDIDATE PATENT ATTORNEY

Claire Gibson

Candidate Patent Attorney

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…  Read More

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Mishca Soni

LEGAL SECRETARY

Mishca Soni

Legal Secretary

Mishca is responsible for all financial, managerial and operational matters for the firm… Read More

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Hazel Ruzvidzo

Administrative Assistant

Hazel Ruzvidzo

Administrative Assistant
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Theo Du Preez

Patent Consultant

Theo Du Preez

Patent Consultant

Theo is a practicing attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Patent Attorney, registered under section 20 of the South African Patents Act No. 57 of 1978.

Theo qualified as a Chemical Engineer back in 1997 when he obtained a B.Eng. (Chem) degree at the North West University, whereafter he worked in the chemical industry for 8 years before he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree at UNISA and qualified as a Patent Attorney… Read More

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