Spoor & Fisher
Shanaaz Mahomed is the head of Spoor & Fisher’s patent department. She is the first black female patent attorney in South Africa, focusing her practice on patent matters in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical fields. Mahomed specialises in the prosecution of South African patent applications. She was appointed to chair the South Africa’s Patent Examination Board (PEB) between 2015 and 2017 and continues to serve on the PEB. Mahomed is also vice-president of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.