In his address to the nation on Thursday 9 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of South Africa’s nation-wide lockdown to 30 April 2020.

All citizens, excluding essential and emergency personnel, continue to be obliged to remain at home until 30 April 2020, leaving only to access food, medicine and/or medical care.

As before, everyone at Spoor & Fisher remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, our clients and our communities. We continue to work from home, and we are working hard to eliminate disruptions in our email and other responses.

For updates on the effect of COVID-19 on IP practice in Africa and the Caribbean, please click here

Whatever may happen, and despite the prevailing uncertainty, we remain committed to the high levels of service and attentiveness that you have come to expect from us.

If you have any concerns about how the lockdown may affect your business, please reach out to me or to our Trade Mark, Patent, Operations and Jersey representatives.

Wishing you health and wellness.

Lodewyk Cilliers, Executive Chairman.


t: +27 12 676 1045

For Trade Marks:

Juli Hopf


t: +27 12 676 1065

For Patents:

David Gilson


t: +27 12 676 1047

For Operations:

Jaco de Bruin


t: +27 12 676 1005

Jersey Office:

Wayne Meiring


t: +44 1534 838042

Mike Berry


t: +44 1534 838088