Thursday 29 August 2013

Darren Olivier

Peter Fahrenheim

Afro Leo is sad to relay the news of the passing of Peter Fahrenheim who was a major figure on the IP landscape in South Africa for many years. A remembrance gathering was held recently at the Wanderers Club in Sandton, that filled the room. The 82 year old was last year's World Masters squash champion and was extremely passionate about IP. For most of his career he was the backbone of John & Kernick, one of the country's leading IP firms and responsible for many of the country's high profile patent matters when he was in charge. He also left a mark and mentored many of the country's current leading practitioners, a large number of whom attended the gathering. His own passion for IP was evident by the wave of consoling letters received by the family from around the world, and from the fact that Peter was said to be in contact with clients and working just last week. He was described as a unique man, a man of integrity, a family man, someone who only gave his clients his very best, and someone who always stood up for the underdog.

Darren Olivier

Darren Olivier

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Barry Eagar
29 August 2013 at 14:32 delete

Peter conducted my very first interview as an aspiring patent attorney. I never got the job :)but I remember his kind and considerate manner. Rest in peace