Steven Yeates

Steven Yeates

Steven Yeates


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

    • Litigation relating to trade marks, copyright, passing-off, unlawful competition, counterfeit goods and domain names disputes
    • Intellectual property related aspects of E-commerce and information technology law

  • Bio

    Steven Yeates is a Cape Town-based Partner in the Trade Mark Litigation Department of Adams & Adams.

    Steven holds BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Johannesburg and is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner with 14 years’ experience. He is a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces as well as a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. He serves as a committee member on the Institute’s Counterfeit Goods Committee.

    Steven advises clients on Trade Marks enforcement and litigation strategies. He has been actively involved in creating, implementing and managing tailor made anti-counterfeiting programmes and strategies on behalf of our international and local clients in a number of African countries. He has also been regularly called upon to present training seminars to members of the South African Police Force and the South African Revenue Service, Customs and Excise.

    Steven is a co-author of the Practitioner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law in South Africa, published by LexisNexis and has been listed on an ongoing basis as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in the WTR 1000 since 2011.

  • Academic

    • BCom – Rand Afrikaans University | 1998
    • LLB – Rand Afrikaans University | 2000

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 2002
    • Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner | 2003

  • Credentials

    • Law Society of the Northern Provinces | Member
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) | Fellow
    • SAIIPL Anti-counterfeiting Committee | Committee Member
    • SAIIPL Trade Mark Law Committee | Committee Member