Awards and Accolades

Spoor & Fisher is ranked in the top band in the latest editions of leading legal directories, both local and international, including Managing Intellectual Property, The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, World Trade Mark Review, and others. 

Equally, we have a reputation for pioneering thought leadership and contributions to IP law and academia. Our lawyers have authored authoritative text books, drafted legislation, and acted in some of the most ground-breaking intellectual property cases of the last century.

Chambers Global 2024: A Testament to Excellence in IP Law

Spoor & Fisher is thrilled to announce our distinguished top ranking in the 2024 edition of Chambers Global, a globally a...

WTR1000 Rankings: Celebrating Gold-Level Excellence

Spoor & Fisher has once again been recognised by WTR1000 as an innovative and leading intellectual property law firm on t...

Spoor & Fisher Professionals Triumph in Best Lawyers...

The 15th edition of Best Lawyers – a peer-driven accolade – has once again spotlighted Spoor & Fisher’s...

Patent Law Firm of the Year: Spoor & Fisher South Af...

We are thrilled to announce our recent recognition as Patent Firm of the Year at the Global IP Awards 2023. Organised by IAM ...

Spoor & Fisher Partners Shine as IP STARTS in 2023

Once again, the esteemed partners at Spoor & Fisher have been acknowledged as IP STARS for the 2023 period by Managing IP...

Celebrating Our Recognition as Global Leaders in IP by WI...

Several outstanding individuals at our firm have been honoured as IP leaders in the esteemed WIPR Leaders 2023 directory. Thi...

Celebrating Excellence: Recognised with Gold Award by the...

Spoor & Fisher has achieved the accolade of Gold Band Firm in the 2023 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Guide. This recogni...

Spoor & Fisher Named Winner of the South Africa Trad...

We are delighted to announce that we have been named the “South Africa Trade Mark Firm of the Year 2023” by Manag...

Spoor & Fisher Celebrates Legal500 Ranking as Intell...

Spoor & Fisher Celebrates Legal500 Ranking We are thrilled to announce that Spoor & Fisher has once again been recogn...

Spoor & Fisher Wins Gold Ranking by WTR1000 for Exce...

WTR1000 rankings – Gold ranking We are thrilled to announce that Spoor & Fisher, a leading intellectual property la...

Spoor & Fisher receives top ranking in Chambers Glob...

As a preeminent intellectual property law firm in Africa, Spoor & Fisher is proud to announce its prestigious top ranking...

Chambers Africa Awards 2023 Award: South Africa Specialis...

Spoor & Fisher has been named “South Africa Specialist Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Africa Awards 20...

Spoor & Fisher attorney named Patent Lawyer of the Y...

The Lawyer Network has named  Tyron Grant, a Patent Attorney at Spoor & Fisher, Patents Lawyer of the Year in South ...

Spoor & Fisher experts earn IAM Global Leaders 2022 ...

Several of Spoor & Fisher’s patent attorneys have been recognised in the 2022 IAM Global Leaders listing of top law...

Gold in Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 ran...

Spoor & Fisher has once again achieved the top accolade of Gold Band firm in the 2022 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 Guid...

Spoor & Fisher wins the MIP Africa Award for the fif...

Spoor & Fisher has once again won Managing Intellectual Property’s prestigious regional award, ‘Africa Firm o...

Spoor & Fisher IP specialists featured in WIPR Leade...

The  “WIPR Leaders 2022” digital edition, a directory of the world’s most talented IP lawyers, has jus...

Spoor & Fisher awarded Top Tier status in 2022 Legal...

Spoor & Fisher awarded Top Tier status in 2022 Legal 500 rankings...

Spoor & Fisher expertise recognised in World Tradema...

World Trademark Review has announced the twelfth edition of WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Practitioner...

Spoor & Fisher receives top ranking in Chambers Glob...

Spoor & Fisher has consistently been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for Intellectual Property (IP) legal services ...

8 Straight Years of Diamond Arrow status

Spoor & Fisher has been awarded the Professional Management Review Africa (PMR) Diamond Arrow Award....

Spoor & Fisher is Intellectual Property “Law F...

Spoor & Fisher is Intellectual Property "Law Firm of the Year" for 2022...

Spoor & Fisher retains Top Tier status in latest Leg...

Spoor & Fisher achieved Band 1 ranking in the Legal 500 ratings of IP firms in South Africa in 2010, 2011, 2013 and between 2...

Global Award for the Best IP Advisor Africa & Middle...

Spoor & Fisher won the Innovation & IP Forum and Awards (INIFA) Gold Award for the Best IP Advisor Africa & Middle East Categ...

Trade Mark Firm of the Year at inaugural awards ceremony

Spoor & Fisher has been named as the South African “Trademark Firm Of The Year” at the inaugural Global IP Awards held in...

Spoor & Fisher is MIP Africa Firm of the Year for th...

We are especially proud to have won both South Africa and Africa Law Firm of the Year awards in 2019, a feat that has never b...

Spoor & Fisher receives top ranking in Chambers Glob...

Spoor & Fisher has consistently been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for Intellectual Property (IP) legal services ...

Spoor & Fisher one up on prior recognition in IAM Pa...

Spoor & Fisher has maintained a gold band rating in IAM Patent 1000’s rankings since 2011 (2011 – 2020)....

Spoor & Fisher snatches up “Gold Band” tier in lates...

The World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 has consistently awarded Spoor & Fisher gold band rating (2011 – 2020)....

Tiger Brands’ relationship with Spoor & Fisher goes back to 1931 when the firm’s first trade mark application filing was our very own Jungle mark! Our relationship with the firm has grown from strength to strength and we continue to work together as colleagues, rather than law firm and client, in managing Tiger Brands’ extensive IPRs portfolio. We have a dedicated team at Spoor who have made it their mission to not only intimately know our brands (and their related IPRs) but to also have an in-depth knowledge of our business. The team’s depth of expertise and level of responsiveness is unmatched. They are an easy and fun team to work with, and are always willing and able to go the extra mile! – Legal 500, 2023

We as S. C. Johnson & Son South Africa has been on a journey of more than 20 years with our legal partners Spoor & Fisher attorneys. What started off with the registering and protection of our intellectual property moved on to the combatting of counterfeit goods. We highly value their intuitive approach to all related legal matters always putting the client and their interests first. – Legal 500, 2023

Spoor & Fisher has been rendering Litigation Services to Adcock Ingram Healthcare (Pty) Ltd (“Adcock Ingram”) since approximately the year 2000 and Adcock Ingram hereby gives Spoor & Fisher an overall assessment of excellent for services rendered. – Legal 500, 2023

Spoor and Fisher has rendered their services to CANSA for more than 10 years. They assist CANSA with our Trademark portfolio. They render their professional services to CANSA on a pro bono basis, which is highly appreciated as CANSA is an NPO. We are most impressed with their level of professionalism. They are highly reliable and stand by their commitments irrespective of the fact that it is a pro bono service. We can highly recommend engagement to other potential clients who require their services. – Legal 500, 2023

As a fashion brand with a global strategy, Mr Reinard Kruger from Spoor & Fisher helped us achieve and exceed all our objectives. We found a partner that understands our needs and truly cares about the interest of their client. From our brand’s initial registration to successfully implementing a complex internationally coordinated defence strategy, Mr. Kruger guided us and helped us succeed with the utmost care and professionalism. Mr. Kruger from Spoor & Fisher is one of the best IP partners that we’ve worked with across the world. – Legal 500, 2023

She understands the whole range of issues, gives thoughtful advice and finds the right team in her firm to handle different types of matters that may fall into different specialities – Chambers and Partners 2023

The lawyers provide strong and creative advice and representation – Chambers and Partners, 2023

Charles Webster is particularly deft at resolving tricky disputes – Chambers and Partners, 2023

Kay Rickelman is a terrific attorney – Chambers and Partners, 2023

Dina Biagio is very efficient and responsive – Chamber and Partners 2023

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