Shanaaz Mahomed

Partner - Pretoria, South Africa

Tel:     + 27 12 676 1019
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

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

22 years

Fields of practice
Shanaaz is the head of the Patent Department. She is the first black female patent attorney in South Africa. Shanaaz 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 and 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.
Member of the Law Society of the Northern Province.
Chairperson of the Patent Examination Board (2015-2017).
Board member of the Patent Examinations Board since 2010.
Business Achiever Award 2007.

Professional activities
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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