Which South African patent law firms filed the most provisional patents in 2020?

Surprisingly, 2020 didn’t see a significant drop in the number of South African provisional patents filed. Although, the South African Patent Office was closed for a few months during lockdown, the decline in provisional patents simply continued its gradual negative trend.

Adams & Adams remains the top filer of South African provisional patents, S&Z retained its second place for a second year running, while Spoor & Fisher was pushed down another notch, this year by Hahn & Hahn.

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Here is the top filing list for 2020:

Patent firmProvisional patents filed
Adams & Adams158
S&Z104
Hahn & Hahn81
Spoor & Fisher66
Kisch Africa47
McCallum Rademeyer & Freimond47
Smit & van Wyk47
Edward Nathan Sonnenberg42
von Seidels38
Bredenkamp29
PFT Burger20
De Beer20
Dessington & Dessington14
Taberer14
Dr Gerntholtz13
Leon Pierre Susan10
Tshaya Mashabela9
Bouwers8
DT du Preez7
Richards6
Dr Samantha Gregory6
Gunter6
Brian Bacon6
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