Tertia Beharie, Spoor & Fisher partner and leading patent attorney, has been recognised in the World IP Review’s “Influential Women in IP” project.  

This accolade places her in the midst of “80 women who have built some of the most successful careers in IP, and 20 women who, with fewer than 10 years of practice, are making waves in the industry”, says WIPR. 

The “Influential Women in IP” project further seeks to highlight the development of and considerable progress made by female IP experts, when it comes to creating, protecting, and securing intellectual property. 
Tertia, an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, has a BSc (Chem) and an LLB. Her many years of experience have spanned domestic and international patent matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.  

Specialising in filing applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, agrochemical, metallurgical and biochemical fields, Tertia also deals with biodiversity and traditional knowledge issues. She is the author of the traditional knowledge chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa, 2014. 

Tertia handles patent and design applications received from abroad, as well as the prosecution of domestic patent and design applications.  

She is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), a Member of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) and a Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), and is a frequent Managing Intellectual Property “IP STAR”.