Webber Wentzel's partners honoured by IAM Patent 1000

Webber Wentzel's three partners, Leanne Mostert, Tim Ball and Bernadette Versfeld have received well-deserved recognition from IAM Patent 1000. As the world's leading patent professionals guide, the IAM Patent 1000 identifies the world's top patent firms and professionals, making it a trusted resource for companies seeking top-tier legal representation in patent matters.

Recommended for her expertise inIP-related transactions, Leanne has significant experience in dealing with complex, high-value contracts relating to the monetisation of IP rights, international acquisitions and disposals, public offerings and corporate reorganisations, international structures and exchange control issues. Leanne manages diverse IP portfolios (including trade marks, copyright, registered designs, patents and domain names) for local, multi-national and international blue-chip clients who operate across all major sectors.

Tim has been recognised in the gold category for his expertise in IP-related patent litigation. He represents generic pharmaceutical companies and tackles complex issues surrounding patents, including the validity and infringement of claims related to various aspects of drugs such as polymorphs, enantiomers, formulations, combinations, and production methods. His expertise extends beyond national borders, having advised on IP rights and managing litigation across several African countries. He also provides strategic IP guidance in various business transactions, including petrochemical mergers and licensing deals with technology startups.

Bernadette has been recommended in IP-related transactions with her experience spanning over 20 years in IP law. She advises top multinationals on protecting, managing, enforcing, and exploiting their intellectual property. Her practice covers the full spectrum of trademarks, from prosecution and litigation to commercial transactions. Bernadette excels in complex, high-stakes IP disputes, leveraging her negotiation skills to achieve strategic and commercially sound solutions for clients. She also plays a key role in structuring and commercialising IP through licensing, assignments, joint ventures, and technology transfer agreements.

We are incredibly proud of our partners for being recognised by IAM 1000. Their innovative approach and commitment to excellence have contributed significantly to the elevation of our firm's reputation. Importantly, our clients can rest assured that they are working with a team of leading IP professionals"– Christo Els, Senior Partner.

About IAM 1000:

The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise.

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