About Moore Intellectual Property

A South African-based firm for all your IP & IT legal needs across Africa. An international clientele and a
well-established infrastructure of agents and local offices.

Winner of the ILO's prestigious Client Choice Award. The best qualifications, systems and experience to
give you peace of mind when it comes to your African IP portfolio.

Whether you need help getting a new patent or trademark application filed anywhere in Africa,
are looking for a more reliable agent to handle your existing cases, or need help to implement
IT-related legal obligations, you may entrust your matters to us with absolute confidence.

Our South African Practice

Moore Intellectual Property has the necessary experience and expertise to assist you with all aspects of patents and trademarks in South Africa, especially the filing of PCT national phase patent applications.

The firm can also assist with IP renewals, IP audits, IP due diligence and the management of intellectual property portfolios. It has developed a network of agents and links across the world, giving access to the latest developments in patent law and assuring you of the most up-to-date information and assistance.

The firm’s Head Office is located in Camperdown, South Africa (near Durban).

For more information on the range of services offered by Moore Intellectual Property and details of their competitive flat-rate fee commitment, please visit the Contact page now to get in touch.

Our People


Rory Moore

Principal & Registered Patent Attorney
Director: MIP SA (PTY) LTD

As a Registered Patent Attorney and Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Mr Rory Moore is the founder and driving force behind Moore Intellectual Property.  Clients have found Rory to be a reliable and trustworthy patent attorney who believes in fair costs and the highest of standards.

Rory has a history of excellence stretching back to his positions with two leading firms of patent attorneys in South Africa, as well as time spent at CPA Global Limited, a multinational provider of outsourced legal services based in Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Rory later became the founding Director of the Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer Office of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a leading South African university, before establishing Moore Intellectual Property in 2011.

Dr Anette Mienie

Candidate Attorney

Anette holds a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and an LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Anette’s area of expertise is genetics in general and molecular genetics specifically.  In her early career she worked for the South African Agricultural Research Council on biotechnological and biochemical projects focusing on environmental stress and disease tolerance in various plant species

In 2000 she moved into the field of research and innovation management, serving as the Director of Research at Mangosuthu University of Technology for 17 years. In 2016 Anette completed the Practical Legal Training Course at the Durban School for Legal Practice.

She joined us as a candidate attorney in 2017 and is currently registered for articles of clerkship with Mr Rory Moore as her principal. Anette has an interest in technology transfer and intellectual property rights.  With a view to becoming a patent and trade mark attorney, Anette is currently enrolled for the South African Patent Board Examinations.

Our People


Gideon Bouwer

Gideon Bouwer (Pol.Dip)(LLB)(LLM IT-law)

Gideon is the co-founder and managing director of gidsigned, which is an electronic signature and compliance company. The company was founded in 2010. Gideon specializes in e-commerce compliance and the legal aspects of electronic evidence. Gideon is further published in the field of electronic evidence and is referred to as authority in Juta - Commentary on the Criminal Procedure Act (Du Toit) with regards to his expertise.

Get in Touch

For more information on the range of services offered by Moore Intellectual Property and details of their competitive flat-rate fee commitment, please visit the Contact page now to get in touch.

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