Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier

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Darren Olivier
Partner & Trademark Attorney
Adams & Adams Attorneys
South Africa

  • Anticounterfeiting
  • Commercialisation
  • Copyright
  • Designs
  • Patents
  • Technology
  • Trade Marks


Darren Olivier is an experienced IP advisor with over 20 years’ experience gained in local and international law firms as well as in-house. He is chair of the firm’s IP commercialisation team and a former partner of international firm FieldFisher LLP in London. He is especially interested in IP management (primarily brands), prosecution, commercialisation and enforcement in Africa but worked for a decade in London, focusing on Europe. He is lead counsel for the BSA The Software Alliance in South Africa and an editorial board member of Oxford University Press: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Editor and founder of the Afro-IP weblog. He is a former trustee of the CEO SleepOut Trust, and the first African to be recognised in IAM’s “Guide to the World’s leading IP Strategists”.


Tel: 27 12 432 6000