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André J Maré

André J Maré

Executive | IP
mobile +27 82 440 1517

no boundaries

practical experience

André Marè is an executive in ENSafrica’s intellectual property (“IP”) practice.

He specialises in commercial and transactional intellectual property matters with a specific focus on IP aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.  André has a specific passion for commercialisation strategies of IP assets and assisting clients to execute these strategies – this passion is supported by a deep understanding of the nature of IP rights, the legal aspects thereof and its potential commercial use beyond the traditional understanding of IP.  He also has experience in patents, domain name management and enforcement, IP licensing strategies and antitrust and tax concerns around IP commercialisation strategies.

Prior to joining ENSafrica, André was lead legal counsel at a prominent multinational pharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for maintaining and enforcing its significant IP portfolio. Spending seven years in-house provided André to an alternative view of legal practice and client's needs. This unique, solution orientated perspective has proven to be valuable to clients.

André has experience in most commercially significant territories, with a particular focus on work carried out in Europe, Africa, the USA, Latin America and China.

André is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:

  • World Trademark Review (WTR) 2022, 2021, 2020 - Transactions  (South Africa) 
  • IAM 1000 2021 - Transactions (South Africa)
  • Lexology 2021 - Recognized as a Legal Influencer (IP – African region)

André is a member of the following professional institutions:

  • SAIIPL – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law
  • PTMG – Pharmaceutical Trademark Group
  • LES South Africa – Licensing Executives Society South Africa
  • CCASA - Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa
  • INTA – International Trademark Association
  • ADIV – International Association of Lawyers for Vine and Wine Law

area of expertise



  • LLB (University of Pretoria)
  • SAIIPL Trademark Practitioner Exams (South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law)
  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa