Intellectual Property Lawyers South Africa

De Kock Attorneys Inc is a South African law firm which specialises in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law and related aspects, including trade marks, copyright, domain names, patents, designs, companies, IT and related commercial law matters. De Kock Attorneys Inc is a South African law firm which specialises in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law and related aspects, including trade marks, copyright, domain names, patents, designs, companies, IT and related commercial law matters.

The Senior Management of De Kock Attorneys Inc are as follows:

Head of Trade Marks and Copyright and Franchising: Emmie de Kock
Emmie de Kock is the Managing Director of De Kock Attorneys Inc. She founded De Kock Attorneys in February 2005. She is a qualified attorney of the High Court of South Africa, with over 15 years work experience, and specialises in Intellectual Property Law, with special reference to trade marks, copyright and domain names.  In this regard, she has extensive experience in managing intellectual property portfolios of businesses in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, cosmetic, financial, IT, publishing, training, travel, foodstuffs, cleaning, mining, and engineering.  

She obtained the degrees BLC (cum laude) and LLB (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.  During her law studies, she also completed a post-graduate course in Publishing which included subjects such as Design & Production, Information Technology and Publishing Management.  While studying, she joined Spoor & Fisher, and later served her articles of clerkship at the same firm, and completed SAIIPL exams.

Her trade mark practice is split between trade mark prosecution and litigation.  She also drafts and consults on agreements relating to copyright, software, publishing, websites, IP licences, and related commercial aspects.  She further has a keen interest in data protection and information laws.

She further specialises in franchising and has published various articles on this subject.  In particular, she assists in starting up new franchises. 

Head of Patents and Designs: Elaine de Beer
Elaine is a qualified patent attorney who has over 10 years of experience in the legal industry, both locally and abroad.  She spent a number of years working at a leading firm of Chartered and European patent attorneys in London, who specialize in obtaining patent protection for software, business methods and related technologies. Here she was instrumental in securing patent protection for the technology developments of large multi-national companies such as Samsung Technologies, Hewlett Packard and Good Technology (patent portfolio sold to Apple Inc.).  During this time she also assisted in securing a US$68 million win for Good Technology in the European leg of its multi-national patent litigation dispute with Research in Motion (makers of the Blackberry). She has also acted on behalf of industry leaders in the ICT and telecommunication sectors in South Africa with regard to their intellectual property requirements including successfully representing clients in patent and trademark related matters before the High Court of South Africa.  She is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) and was further recently ranked as one of the Top 1000 patent attorneys internationally by the independent IAM Intellectual Asset Management Publication.  Elaine assists on a consultancy basis.


We are further assisted by professional assistants and a team of experienced secretarial staff. The team of De Kock Attorneys Inc is committed to providing quality service and expert advice to our clients. As law firms are often rated on the quality of their advice, the time they take to respond and their charges, we aim to be competitive on all these levels.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you are looking for intellectual property lawyers in South Africa.

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