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Meet Gunther Roland

Patent Attorney

A patent attorney, civil engineer and official ARIPO representative, Gunther has a particular interest in electronic and mechanical technology.


Gunther Roland is a patent attorney and partner at Von Seidels and he focuses on local and international patent searches and drafting legal opinions. Gunther has completed both a civil engineering degree and a law degree. He is a patent attorney in South Africa and a qualified attorney in Namibia.

Gunther specialises in the preparation and filing of both local and foreign patent applications, local and international patent searches, licence agreements and intellectual property litigation matters.

He has keen interests in mechanical, civil and electronic inventions and computer technology.

Contact Gunther

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • Stellenbosch University, BEng Civil (2008)
  • Stellenbosch University, LLB (2011)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Patent Attorney (2015)

Focus Areas

> Patent searching
> Patent litigation
> Patent prosecution
> ARIPO patents

Affiliations and Accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Patent Attorney, South Africa
  • Attorney of the High Court, Namibia
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Official ARIPO Representative
  • Member, VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts, Germany)