Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba

Nolwazi Gcaba


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

    Litigation relating to Trade Marks, Copyright, Designs, Unlawful Competition and Domain Names.

  • Bio

    Nolwazi has eighteen years post qualification experience in the field of trade mark law. Her specific field of focus is trade marks and copyright litigation including passing-off and unlawful competition. Nolwazi advises clients from divergent industries including from the fashion and luxury goods, hospitality, fast moving consumer goods, sports and automotive, to name but a few.

    Nolwazi has had leadership roles both in practice and in business. She held a Chairmanship position in an Intellectual Property law firm. For a period on eight years, Nolwazi was a non-executive director of Transnet SOC Limited, a logistics state owned company. She is currently, the Chairman of The Nursing Foundation.

    She served as a Council Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers (SAIIL). She is also served in the Trade Marks subcommittee of the SAIIL. She is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights, a statutory committee advising the South African Minister of Trade and Industry on IP matters. Nolwazi is also a member of INTA’s Parallel Imports committee.

  • Academic

    • B. Juris – University of Fort Hare (1992)
    • LLB – University of Natal (1995)

  • Qualifications

    • Qualified Trade Marks Practitioner (2002)
    • Admitted attorney (1998)

  • Credentials

    • Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Law (SAC) – Member.
    • SAC is statutory committee advising the Minister of Trade and Industry on Intellectual Property matters.
    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow and former Council member.
    • Pretoria Attorneys’ Association – member
    • Law Society of the Northern Provinces – member.