Bastiaan Koster

Von Seidels - South Africa

Partner, Patent and Trademark Attorney

4 East Park, Century City
Cape Town

+27 215 262 800

Patent star 2022

Trade mark star 2022


South Africa

Practice areas:

Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Universities & research

An approachable legal leader, consummate in a very broad range of Intellectual Property matters.

Bastiaan Koster’s broad understanding of the South African and international IP landscapes sees him working across both the patent and trade mark departments at Von Seidels.

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 FICPI, he brings significant experience to the table. 

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 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.



  • University of Johannesburg, BEng Electronic Engineering (1983)
  • University of South Africa, BProc (1989)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2003)

Network Memberships: CIOPORA, FICPI, INTA



Last updated 1st September 2020