Dario Tanziani

Dario Tanziani

Dario Tanziani

Partner

Patent Attorney

About

  • Specialisation

    Patents

    • Reviews and prosecution of incoming patent applications and claim amendments
    • Recordals (South Africa), Renewals (Globally), Searches (South Africa and rest of Africa)

    Designs

    • Recordals, Renewals, Searches


  • Bio

    Dario has 30 years experience and has represented a variety of multinational research based pharmaceutical companies in blockbuster drug patent litigation leading to landmark decisions in this field. He has served as Patent Department and Firm Chairman. Dario’s practice currently includes patent searches, assignments and recordals, reviews and prosecution of incoming patent applications and claim amendments. Dario also heads up the Patent Renewals Section which handles a portfolio of 30 000 patent renewals around the world. He has also contributed on aspects of South African and African patent law in several books and professional periodicals.


  • Academic

    • BSc (Chem & Maths) – University of Pretoria | 1981
    • BProc – University of South Africa | 1987


  • Qualifications

    • Qualified Patent Agent | 1986
    • Admitted Attorney | 1988
    • Registered Patent Attorney | 1988


  • Credentials

    • Listed in IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practioners | 2012-2017
    • Listed in Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property Law | 2013-2018
    • Finance Monthly Global Awards – Patent Lawyer of the Year (South Africa) | 2014/2016
    • Who’s Who Legal – Patents | 2015 – 2018
    • Who’s Who Legal –  Life Sciences | 2015 – 2017
    • AIPPI –  member and past President of South African Group
    • International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI) – Member
    • Black Lawyers Association – Member
    • Best Lawyers: Intellectual Property Law – South Africa | 2018
    • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals | 2015, 2017
    • MIP IP All Stars | 2017, 2018