Wessel van Wyk

Wessel van Wyk

Patent Attorney

BEng (Electronics)
BEng (Hons)
BProc

Wessel is a qualified electronic engineer, an Attorney of the High Court, and a registered patent attorney. He has 12 years’ experience in patents and IP law and more than a 10 years experience in the aerospace industry, both in a technical and a managerial capacity.

Chantal Hoffelner

Chantal Hoffelner

Patent Attorney

B.Sc Biochemistry and Microbiology & B.Sc (Hons) Microbiology
M.Sc Microbiology
LLB

Chantal is a qualified patent attorney specialising in biotechnology and life sciences. She previously worked as a researcher in the Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology Department at the University of the Free State.

Noëlle Pearson

Noëlle Pearson

Trade Mark Attorney

LLB

Noëlle is a qualified South African Attorney and Trade Mark Practitioner. She specialises in intellectual property law, with a strong focus in trade mark contentious and non-contentious matters, she also has experience in copyright and unlawful competition matters. Her experience varies from trade mark searching, filing and prosecution to all aspects of brand/trade mark enforcement including oppositions, cancellation proceedings and infringements, advertising complaints, social media complaints, domain name disputes and company name objections.  Her practice is based in South Africa, but extends across the African continent.

Esmari Jonker

Esmari Jonker

Attorney

LLB
LLM

Esmari is an Attorney of the High Court and has an LLB degree and an LLM degree in IP law. She has extensive experience in copyright and trade mark law, drafting and reviewing of intellectual property contracts, licensing and franchise agreements.

Rogan Bruce

Rogan Bruce

Attorney

BA LAW (Psychology)
LLB

Rogan Bruce is an Attorney at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. with 2 years’ experience in both foreign and local trade mark registrations.  He graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BA LAW and LLB degree.

Corrie Hall

Corrie Hall

Foreign Patent Administration

Corrie is our formalities and foreign portfolio manager.  She is a first point of contact for most foreign clients and ensures that our processes are streamlined and dependable.