Stefaans Gerber

Stefaans GerberSenior Associate | Patent Attorney

Areas of Expertise
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Trademarks and Copyright
  • Franchising

Stefaans is a professional Intellectual Property Law practitioner with a passion for protecting and commercialising his clients’ creations, designs, brands, trademarks and inventions. He believes that sound intellectual property management involves much more than merely obtaining patent, design and trade mark protection.

He is also passionate about safeguarding clients’ intellectual property and proprietary information which is not necessarily capable of being protected by means of an application such as trade secrets, and protecting clients against unlawful competition.

The full value of any intellectual property right is only realised if the protected assets are managed and activated effectively. Stefaans has an entrepreneurial and commercially inclined perspective when advising clients on the protection of the intellectual assets. He developed this mindset from his experience in corporate and commercial law gives a much-needed holistic perspective on the commercial value of IP assets and how best to commercialise these assets depending on the circumstances of a client.

“Using our extensive knowledge and experience, we aim to add value and practical solutions.

Stefaans obtained his LLB degree and Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of the Free State. He is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa as well as a registered Patent Attorney. Stefaans heads up a team of talented and ambitious IP professionals, offering a wide range of trademark, copyright, design, patent, franchising and licensing services.

Stefaans is a member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), International Trademark Association (INTA) as well as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Stefaans and his team regularly launch and oppose urgent applications in the Hight Courts across South Africa for claims based on infringement of IP rights as well as unlawful competition in order to ensure clients IP assets are safeguarded against unlawful exploitation thereof.

Stefaans and his team are constantly dealing with new legal problems that enables them to find innovative solutions and build creative strategies for their clients while maintaining collaborative and interactive engagements with clients.

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    Centurion Gate Office Park
    1951 Akkerboom Street, Centurion, South Africa

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