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Associate appointed at Smit & Van Wyk

Intellectual Property Attorneys

Chantal (Smith) Hoffelner

Chantal Hoffelner,  registered Patent Attorney who initially graduated cum laude from the University of Free State with a Masters Degree in Microbiology, was recently appointed an associate at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. Chantal also has an LLB degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. She is interested in all aspects of intellectual property law and is involved in the drafting and prosecution of local and foreign patent applications as well as registered designs.

We at Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. would like to congratulate Chantal on this achievement that will bring new challenges and even bigger opportunities for her in the future.

Posted on 4 April 2014
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