Adams & Adams

OUR FIRM

We are an internationally recognised and leading African law firm, specialising in providing intellectual property and commercial law services.

With primary office locations in South Africa and branches and agents in various African countries, our firm’s leadership position is reflected in the groundbreaking work we do, the valuable client relationships we have and the quality of our professionals.

Our 140 professionals specialise in various legal and technical disciplines in intellectual property law, commercial and property law, and litigation.

We proudly represent many of the world’s largest corporations and organisations, as well as small to medium-sized companies, and our 66 partners are established pathfinders and thought leaders in their respective practice areas.

Our professionals are regularly involved in high-profile intellectual property and commercial litigation cases, as well as various important constitutional court applications.

AFRICA NETWORK | 2017

As part of its annual Africa IP Network Week, Adams & Adams recently co-hosted the inaugural Africa Patent Examination Summit with the European Patent Office (EPO) in South Africa.

Registrars, officials and patent examiners from 20 African jurisdictions and representatives from regional bodies such as the EPO, ARIPO and OAPI met to discuss patent examination options, experiences and challenges.

The Summit was followed by the 5th Annual Adams & Adams Network Meeting, a two-day seminar that brings together Adams & Adams Network partners and registry officials from across the continent to discuss topical IP issues in an African context.

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