The Team

Patent, Trade Mark, Copyright and Franchise Attorneys
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 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.

Salomé le Roux

Salomé le Roux

Trademark Attorney

LLB
LLM

Salomé is an Attorney of the High Court and a qualified trademark and copyright practitioner. She has an LLB degree and an LLM in intellectual property law. Salomé also has experience with trademark and copyright litigation.

Esmari Jonker

Esmari Jonker

Franchise 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 trademark law, drafting and reviewing of intellectual property contracts, licensing and franchise agreements.

Noelle Pearson

Noelle Pearson

Attorney

LLB

Noelle is an Attorney of the High Court with an LLB degree and experience in copyright and trademark law.

Kelsey Savig

Kelsey Savig

Candidate 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.

Rogan Bruce

Rogan Bruce

Candidate Trademark Attorney

BA Law
LLB

Rogan is a trademark candidate attorney, with an interest in all forms of intellectual property. He has a BA Law degree and an LLB degree, with experience in copyright and trademark 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.

Lorraine Bouwer

Lorraine Bouwer

Patent Secretary

l.bouwer@svw.co.za

Zelda Gevers

Zelda Gevers

Trademark Secretary

z.gevers@svw.co.za

Alet du Toit

Alet du Toit

Accounts

accounts@svw.co.za

Antoinette Combrink

Antoinette Combrink

Reception

a.combrink@svw.co.za

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