Tel: (27)(12) 342 1774
Fax: (27)(12) 342 3027
222 Richard Street, Hatfield, 0083, South Africa
P.O.Box 13575 Hatfield 0028
Republic of South Africa
Docex 219 Pretoria
Town Branch Office
Mon - Thurs: 08h00 to 16h30
Friday: 08h00 to 14h30
We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays although
our professional staff can often be reached on their emails after
hours or by prior arrangement.
has mechanical engineering and law degrees, is an admitted
attorney and registered patent attorney. He is a past president
of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Victor moved to Hahn & Hahn Inc from Adams & Adams and is
the head of our Trade Marks department. He is also involved
in litigation and valuations in all areas of intellectual
property. Victor is a senior adjudicator of the Institutes’
alternate dispute resolution provider for settling domain
name disputes. Lastly, Victor is the Financial Director of
Hahn & Hahn Inc.
qualifications include a B.Eng (Chemical) and a B.Proc. He
is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa,
a patent attorney and a registered professional engineer.
Janusz is also a member of several professional, industrial
and legal societies. Janusz moved from Adams & Adams to join
Hahn & Hahn Inc in 1997. In 2001 Janusz passed the Australian
Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys patent drafting
joining the profession, Janusz worked in the chemical, food
and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries for a number of
years. Janusz's current activities include patent drafting,
litigation, searching, providing opinions on novelty and infringement
of patents and designs, and prosecuting local and foreign
patent and design applications. Janusz is fluent in English,
Afrikaans and Polish and reads Czech. Janusz also acts as
an IP consultant to Eversheds. He serves on the EXCO of AIPPI
technical fields of specialization include petrochemical engineering,
food and beverage engineering, pharmaceuticals, catalysis,
IT and business method related patents while also handling
some mechanical and electrical patent applications.
holds degrees in electronic engineering and law and is a qualified
attorney and patent attorney. He moved from Adams & Adams
to join Hahn & Hahn Inc in 2000. Clyde has been involved in
patent and design searching, providing opinions on novelty
and infringement of patents and designs and drafting and prosecuting
local and foreign patent and design applications since the
beginning of 1997. Clyde has been in charge of the Africa
patent and design department at Hahn & Hahn Inc (dealing with
all patent and design matters throughout the rest of the African
continent) since 2002. Clyde also runs the Galloway & Co ARIPO
holds B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. degrees in chemistry and an
LLB degree. He is a qualified attorney and patent attorney.
He moved from Adams & Adams to join Hahn & Hahn in 2001. Pieter
is interested in all aspects of intellectual property law
and is involved in patent litigation and the drafting and
prosecution of local and foreign patent applications.
graduated with a B.Sc (Biology) and an M.Sc (Microbiology)
in the Republic of Korea. Later, Youngmi qualified as a Korean
patent attorney and practised for 13 years at three of the
largest patent and law offices in Korea before moving to Hahn
& Hahn Inc in South Africa in 1999. Youngmi has extensive
international patent litigation experience in the chemical,
pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields, and also specialises
in the filing and prosecution of patent applications worldwide.
Youngmi also represents multinational companies for trademark
enforcement in various African countries including Senegal,
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania,
Kenya, Zambia, Namibia and Botswana.
holds B.Comm and LLB degrees; the final semester of the latter
degree was completed at the University of Leiden, Netherlands.
She also holds diplomas in Corporate Law and Drafting and
Interpretation of Contracts. Vanessa moved from Adams & Adams
to join Hahn & Hahn Inc in 2002. Vanessa is a Trade Mark Practitioner
and is primarily involved with Trade Mark litigation, Copyright
and Internet matters. She is a qualified Notary and also an
accredited Assessor and Mediator.
joined Hahn & Hahn Inc at the beginning of 1999 after completing
a degree in chemical engineering. She is now a qualified
attorney and patent attorney. Claudia's current activities
include carrying out patent equivalent searches and providing
opinions on novelty and infringement of patents with an
emphasis on pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals. She also
drafts and prosecutes local and foreign patent applications
and has some litigation experience. In addition, Claudia
heads our local Design filing department. She is fluent
in English, Afrikaans and German.
holds B.Pharm, M.Sc Pharm and LLB degrees. He is an admitted
attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a registered patent
attorney and a registered pharmacist. Before joining Hahn
and Hahn in 2012, Michiel worked in the pharmaceutical industry
for a number of years specialising in formulation and pharmaceutical
process design. Michiel is interested in all aspects of intellectual
property law and is involved in patent litigation and the
drafting of patent applications.
holds degrees in Biotechnology and Law. She is an admitted
attorney and practices predominantly in litigation of patents
as well as patent applications and is interested in all aspects
of intellectual property law. Janet is also involved with
Consumer and Food Law and deals with legislative issues around
food and consumer protection, labelling of food products,
product liability, and resolution of disputes in the supply
worked at Adams & Adams from 1996 to 2001 and at Bowman Gilfillan
(John & Kernick) from 2001 to 2004. She decided to join Hahn
& Hahn Inc in July 2004 and holds the position of Patents
Paralegal in our Patent Department. She has a total of 17
years patent experience. In particular, Yolandie heads up
our PCT National Phase Patent Department and is involved in
all aspects of patent administration and prosecution for these
joined Hahn & Hahn Inc in June 1990 and holds a BA (H.E.D.)
as well as LLB. Rachel heads up our local patent department
and is involved in all aspects of patent administration,
including renewals. She is fluent in English, Tswana, Zulu
and Afrikaans and is currently enrolled to write the first
year exams offered by the South African Institute of Intellectual
is fluent in German, English, French and Afrikaans and was
admitted to the High Court of South Africa in September
1996 as a sworn translator for English/German, German/English,
French/English and English/French. Marina joined Hahn &
Hahn Inc. in 1989 as a technical translator and provides
translation services to both local and international clients.
Harck is the Patent Administration Manager for Hahn & Hahn
Inc and Eversheds which position Elke has held for 23 years.
Elke lived in Germany and the USA before coming to South Africa
and is fluent in both German and English
joined Hahn & Hahn Inc in 2002 and holds the position of Local
Trade Marks Manager. In particular, Dorothy oversees trade
mark filings, searches and prosecution in South Africa, Botswana,
Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland
joined Hahn & Hahn Inc in 2005 and holds the position of
Foreign Trade Marks Manager. In particular, Taryn oversees
African and International trade mark filings, searches and
holds mechanical engineering and law degrees. He is a registered
professional engineer, a registered patent lawyer in South
Africa, Canada and Malawi, and was the President of the South
African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Alan's current activities encompass all aspects of intellectual
property, from drafting patent specifications and design applications
to copyright, trade mark and unlawful competition advice and
part of his practice is conducting patent litigation in the
Patent Court and on appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal.
His special interest is design law, he is the Reporter on
the FICPI CET2 committee, Chairs the S.A. Design Law committee,
and was a national Council member of Design South Africa.
Alan is chairman of the Judges Panel of the annual Design
Prototype Awards of the Design institute of the SABS and SAIIPL.
Alan is the author of numerous papers on intellectual property
law and related topics, worked in the Statutory Advisory Committee
in drafting amendments to the Copyright Act, the Designs Act
and was chairman of the drafting committee of the Petty Patents
has worked in the steel industry, gaining valuable experience
relating to steel manufacturing technologies and general engineering
and computer technology.
Dunlop has retired from practice but is still of Counsel from
time to time. Please contact Hahn & Hahn on our central e-mail
for any enquiries