Lodewyk Cilliers

Partner, Chairperson of Executive Committee - Pretoria, South Africa

Email: l.cilliers@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 12 676 1045
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

Pr Eng BEng (Mechanical) LLB. Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

16 years

Fields of practice
Lodewyk specialises in the filing and prosecution of patent and registered design applications locally and abroad, and in particular, focuses on mechanical, civil and general engineering inventions. Lodewyk also worked for five years as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear energy environment prior to joining the patent profession.

Industry associations
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Member of South African Institute of Mechanical Engineer.
Registered professional engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Member of Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).
Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
Member of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Professional activities
Patent Board and SAIIPL Moderator - SA Design Law.
Member of Patent Law Committee and Design Law Committee at SAIIPL.
Author of the Designs chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa.
Author of the South African chapter of International Design Protection (Globe Law and Business).
Co-author of the South African chapter of Unfair Trading Practices (Center for International Legal Studies)

Market Recognition
Listed in IAM's World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016 - 2020.
Listes in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2019
 - 2020.

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