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Patent Attorney – Paulo Lopes

Paulo Lopes is a registered South African Patent Attorney with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Patent Attorney Paulo
Paulo with son Joshua


  • BSc (Mechanical) Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand), 2000
  • MSc (Mechanical) Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand), 2003
  • LLB (UNISA), 2005
  • Admitted as an attorney, 2006
  • SAIIPL Patent Attorney exams, 2006
  • Registered Patent Attorney, 2006
  • HDip (Tax law) (University of the Witwatersrand), 2008

Prior to joining Sibanda & Zantwijk (S&Z) / IdeaNav, Paulo spent four years at Spoor & Fisher Patent Attorneys.

Paulo has been a patent partner since 2009, focussing on filing and prosecuting patents and designs within South Africa and internationally.

Our clients include:

  • GlobalIPCo (the creator of the Vicennial SANi combination patent / trademark)
  • Large companies, including Anglo American and Sasol
  • Universities, such as Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Start-ups, such as Iluba Preserved Flowers and EyeSlices
  • Companies within the NGO sector, such as Hippo Water Roller and Sugar Milling Research Institute
  • Regulators, such as the South African Revenue Services and the South African Reserve Bank
  • Individual inventors – a bedrock of our patent practice

If you have an idea, feel free to call Paulo and bounce the idea off him.

Latest Specials
  • Trademark search

    R2,500 + vat

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  • Online SA design filing

    Only $299

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  • Save up to 70% on renewal fees

    Save up to 70% on patent renewal fees / annuities by paying them online

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  • Register a Trademark in South Africa

    R4,090 + vat

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  • Online SA trademark filing

    Only $199

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  • EU Design Registration

    Only $625

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  • File provisional patent

    Only $199

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  • Patent Pending Number

    Only $199

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Intangible Consulting (Pty) Ltd
9 Kruger St
South Africa

T +27 (0)11 483 1439
T +27 (0)11 483 3128 (alt.)