Mark Kemp

Partner - Cape Town, South Africa

Email: m.kemp@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 21 673 4416
Fax:    + 27 21 683 5952

Qualifications 
BSc (Hons) (Chem) BProc. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Experience
25 years

Fields of practice
Mark specialises in domestic and international patent matters including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical, metallurgical, nanotechnology and biochemical fields and related litigation. Mark is an expert patent attorney who files and prosecutes patent applications internationally for a wide range of local and foreign clients, most notably from the US and UK, from start-up companies to blue-chip companies, as well as Universities and other parastatal organisations. He also has extensive experience in advising pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies in navigating the legislative landscape in launching new products on to the market. He is the co-author of the South African chapter on International Intellectual Property Law published by the Centre for International Studies. 

Industry associations
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
President of the South African Association of FICPI.
Member of the Communication Commission of FICPI.
Member of the Congress of Fellows of the Centre for International Studies.
Associate Member of The South African Chemical Institute.

Professional activities
Co-author of the South African chapter on International Intellectual Property Law published by the Centre for International Studies.

Market Recognition
Listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Patents 2015 and 2017.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2014 - 2017.
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016 and 2017.

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