Brahm du Plessis SC

Admission to Society of Advocates: 1987

Granting of Silk: 2011


BA LLB (Stel), LLM (London (LSE))

Areas of Practice: Intellectual property

Cel: 083-377-2961 Tel: 011-263-8955


Practice at the bar

Brahm du Plessis’s practice was initially a varied one (including, predominantly, “political” trials in the magistrates’ courts and Labour Law), he has for the past 14 years or so practised almost entirely in the field of Intellectual Property Law. His practice relates to all aspects of that field including, particularly, Patent Law.

Professional history before joining the Johannesburg Bar

1979:         Junior Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of Cape Town

1981-1986    Senior Lecturer, Department of Roman Dutch Law, University of Cape Town

Activities in the bar

Member of the Bar Council (November 2006 to October 2007)

Member of the Human Rights Committee of the GCB (2001-2009)

Mediator for AFSA

Leadership positions outside the bar

Director Telkom SA Ltd (2004- )

Past Chair, Johannesburg Branch of NADEL

Published Articles:

“Restraint of trade and public policy” 1984 (101) SALJ 86 (with DM Davis)

Brahm du Plessis SC

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