• Turn innovative ideas into assets

    Patents and Trademarks

  • You create masterpieces, we protect them

    Registered designs and copyright

  • Licensing and commercialisation

    Profit from your ideas

  • Enforce and defend your IP rights


  • Secure you IP Globally

    Filing and Prosecution

Welcome to Bredenkamp IP Attorneys

Your Intellectual Property Specialist

We advise our clients on how to derive the maximum benefit from their Intellectual Property (IP), whether it be patentable inventions, trademarks, registered designs, copyrighted works, know-how and/or trade secrets. We register, enforce and defend IP rights. Our dedicated Africa IP team are experts in all matter relating to IP in Africa.

Patents and Copyright read more

Patents and copyright are but two categories of Intellectual Property (IP).  Other categories include trademarks, registered designs, know-how and trade-secrets.  IP can be defined as creations of the mind that are capable of being protected by law from use by another person, whether in terms of South African law or foreign intellectual property law.  These creations can be protected through the registration thereof or through contract or both.  

IP In Africa read more

We assist our local and international clients to file patent, trademark and registered design applications throughout Africa. We have a dedicated team at Bredenkamp Attorneys that manage all IP filings in Africa for our international clients, including the application, prosecution, and renewals of their patents, trademarks, and designs on the continent.

Litigation read more

We advise and act in patent, trademark, domain name disputes, copyright, registered design, unlawful competition and related disputes. We also advise and act in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) matters. We have extensive experience in arbitration and mediation proceedings, as an alternate dispute resolution forum to High Court proceedings.

NPA's Jiba & Mrwebi Struck off the Roll read more

by Karel Bredenkamp / 16 Sep, 2016

The General Council of the Bar of South Africa was successful in an application to the High Court, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, to have South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority’s Deputy Nationa

Are SA Courts Pro-IP Rights? read more

by Brian Wimpey / 13 Sep, 2016

South African law is a common-law system where legal statutes are interpreted by the High Court, and where applicable, by our Constitutional Court with reference to the common law.

Anton Piller Proceedings read more

by Karel Bredenkam... / 17 Jul, 2016

Without proper evidence one cannot hope to be a successful litigant.  In many cases however, the evidence required is in the hands of one’s opponent.   One potentially valuable tool that clients ma

Bredenkamp's Back from INTA 2016! read more

by Jinél Fourie / 20 Jun, 2016

After a grueling 16 hour flight to the USA, Karel and Jinel from Bredenkamp Attorneys landed in Orlando, Florida, for the 138th INTA conference.

Moneyweb v Media24: A Lesson for Journalists read more

by Karel Bredenkamp / 01 Jun, 2016

In the case of Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd vs Media 24 Ltd and 1 other, which was heard in the Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, Moneyweb alleged that Media 24 had infringed its copyright in ce

SA's Con Court: The Ultimate Public Protector read more

by Brian Wimpey an... / 13 May, 2016

The South African Constitutional Court has recently been dominating news headlines globally.