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.

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.

Kelsey Savig

Kelsey Savig

Patent Attorney

Bsc Chemistry
LLB

Kelsey is a candidate patent attorney specialising in chemistry. She previously worked as a part-time lab assistant in the Structural Chemistry Laboratories at University of the Witwatersrand.

Gillian O'Leary

Gillian O'Leary

Attorney

LLB

Gillian O’Leary is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa with seven years experience in general litigation as well as experience in all aspects of trade mark and copyright law.

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.

Cherizé de Lange

Cherizé de Lange

Trade Mark Portfolio Manager

Cherizé is a senior paralegal and our trade mark Portfolio Manager who joined the firm in 2019. She specialises in trade marks, copyright, client audit reports and managing the trade mark practice.

Kimberley Conroy (Smith)

Kimberley Conroy (Smith)

Candidate Patent Attorney

B.Sc Genetics
B.Sc (Hons) Biochemistry

Jacques Steyn

Jacques Steyn

Candidate Patent Attorney

B.Eng. Mechanical

Marthinus Prinsloo

Marthinus Prinsloo

Candidate Trade Mark Attorney

LLB

Alet du Toit

Alet du Toit

Accounts

Nthabiseng Dhladhla

Nthabiseng Dhladhla

Trade Mark Secretary

Sindiswa Malebye

Sindiswa Malebye

Trade Mark Secretary

Lorraine Bouwer

Lorraine Bouwer

Patent Secretary

Anne-Lize Cordier

Anne-Lize Cordier

Patent Secretary