About de Chalains®

Established in 1998, de Chalains® is a top tier Intellectual Property (IP) law firm with offices in Pretoria and La Lucia Ridge.
boardroom3The Raison d’ etre was simply to create a unique firm by providing our clients with astonishing levels of service excellence. This “niche within a niche” mantra encapsulated our commitment to nurturing and caring for our clients trade mark and patent portfolios in the most streamlined and cost effective manner. This focussed proactive approach to the management of Intellectual Property Rights provided a solid base from which to develop and evolve into the 21 Century as an authentic full service IP boutique. The firm is dedicated to providing our clients’ throughout Africa and globally with an integrated, responsive and personal range of superior IP services at affordable cost.

The firms professional staff were originally members of large well respected South African IP law firms and although under 22 years, the firm is well established and has come of age due largely to the expertise and dedication of our professional team which has in excess of 150 years combined and extensive experience in different facets of IP law and, in particular, trade marks. Being lean, nimble and dynamic presupposes a degree of flexibility and agility exemplified by our total commitment to personal services tailored to suit our clients’ specific needs. Since inception the firm has gained a formidable reputation for accurate and swift service. The firm’s turn-around time in respect of providing search opinions on the registrability of trade marks remains unsurpassed.