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Meet Adré Pretorius

Trademark Attorney

A practical attorney and trade mark specialist, thinking outside the box to help clients find the most suitable solutions to complex issues.

Adré Pretorius has a keen interest in businesses and brands and therefore focuses on helping clients, large or small, ensure that their intellectual property, in particular trade marks and copyright, is effectively protected.


Adré Pretorius is an attorney and a qualified trade mark practitioner. Her field of specialisation is conducting trade mark availability searches both in South Africa and abroad, filing and prosecuting trade mark applications internationally and attending to post-registration matters such as recordals of assignments, changes of name and changes of address.

Adré has a particular affinity for trade mark portfolio management, including conducting audits to ensure that clients’ trade mark portfolios are fully protected and advising on additional protection required by clients.

She further provides advice regarding copyright matters and assists clients with the drafting of copyright acknowledgement and assignment agreements.

Contact Adré

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • Stellenbosch University, BComm (Law) (2007)
  • Stellenbosch University, LLB (2009)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2012)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark availability searches
> Trade Mark prosecution
> Trade Mark portfolio management
> Copyright

Affiliations and Accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Notary Public, South Africa