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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Mr. Bastiaan Koster

Mr. Bastiaan
Von Seidels

4 East Park
Central Park on Park Lane
Cape Town

P.O. BOX 440
Century City
Cape Town

Tel: +27-21-526 2800

Fax: +27-21-526 2801

Mob: +27-82-569 5788


Bastiaan Koster is an accomplished patent attorney and trade mark practitioner. As past president of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) and past president of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), he brings significant experience to the table. Bastiaan is the partner responsible for the day-to-day management of Von Seidels. Bastiaan Koster’s formal training in electronic engineering (pre-law), coupled with extensive experience in matters relating to Plant Breeders’ Rights, has stood him in good stead when it comes to understanding and working with matters of a broad technical nature and their integration with commercial issues. Taken together with his natural acumen for the law and his noteworthy experience in IP registration, administration, enforcement and litigation, Bastiaan’s approach makes him a highly qualified member and much-valued partner in the Von Seidels team. Due to Bastiaan’s comprehensive experience in intellectual property matters, he consults with a wide range of clients on the strategic management of their intellectual property portfolios. In his long-standing involvement in FICPI, he has acquired a deep understanding of current global IP issues. Who’s Who Legal – Patents (2014) features Von Seidels and recognises Bastiaan Koster as an individual. Best Lawyers International (2015) and Business Day feature Von Seidels and recognise Bastiaan Koster as a leading lawyer in intellectual property law.

Country of practice

South AfricaSouth Africa

Country/Region of membership

South AfricaSouth Africa

Technical Specialisms

  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics, IT and telecommunications
  • Energy; power generation, storage and transmission; renewable energy
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions

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