Full name

Shanaaz Mahomed icon_vcard.gif Download VCard

Business phone

27 12 676 1019

Fax number

27 12 676 1100

E-mail address




Office of practice

Pretoria, South Africa


BSc (Bot, Biochem & Chem) Bluris LLB. SA Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of SA.


17 years

Fields of practice

Shanaaz is the first black female patent attorney in South Africa. She specialises in the prosecution of South African National Phase patent applications, in particular the filing of voluntary amendment applications at the South African Patent Office. Shanaaz deals specifically with patent matters in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical fields.

Industry associations & awards

Fellow and council member  of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law,  a member of the Law Society of the Northern Province and a member of the Patent Examination Board. Business Achiever Award 2007.


Shanaaz is a proficient presenter at local academic institutions.

Market Recognition Business Woman’s Regional Business Achiever Award 2007. First SA black woman patent attorney 2005.
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