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Frank Verardi Partner

Frank is a qualified electrical engineer and has worked in instrumentation, process control and software development in a senior capacity for many years prior to qualifying as a patent attorney. He has some 27 years experience in patents. Frank runs the formal intellectual property side of the practice, and is involved in drafting patent specifications and obtaining patents, trade marks and domain names. He also deals with the acquisition, management and strategic use of intellectual property.

Frank holds an MSc.Eng from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a BSc(Hons) in Operations Research and the B.Proc degree from the University of South Africa. He is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man.

Marc Mitchell Managing Partner

Marc is the managing partner of the firm. Marc is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man, an English solicitor and a South African attorney and conveyancer. Marc has particular experience of advising businesses in the technology and internet sector with a focus on software licensing, corporate finance and corporate structuring. Marc has experience in private equity corporate work, payment processing, general intellectual property, commerce and e-commerce work.

Marc holds the BLC and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria.

Angela van den Berg Partner

Angela is an English Solicitor, a South African Attorney, a Trade Mark Attorney and a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man. Angela manages the trade mark, copyright and domain name portfolios of the firm's clients and provides strategic advice on a wide range of IP matters, including the acquisition, maintenance, use and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Angela also has general commercial legal experience which includes drafting software development, software licensing, IT supplier and brand licensing agreements and advising on promotions and marketing communications.

Angela holds a LLB from the University of Pretoria, is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Amy Coole Senior Associate

Amy qualified as an Isle of Man Advocate in 2002. Prior to joining Novellie, Verardi & Mitchell in October 2018, Amy worked for an Isle of Man advocates practice for 18 years where Amy’s areas of legal practice focused on Corporate, Commercial and Trusts legal work. At Novellie, Verardi & Mitchell Amy’s areas of legal practice focus primarily upon the drafting and review of commercial, e-commerce and software licensing agreements. Amy also assists with the provision of advice in relation to data protection related issues. Amy is a notary public and an Isle of Man commissioner for oaths and is presently chair of the Isle of Man branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Amy holds a LLB Hons, Law and French from Leicester University

Dirk van Dyk Associate

Dirk is a South African Attorney and Patent Attorney, and a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man. Dirk worked as a design engineer prior to studying law, and worked for a specialist intellectual property firm for 7 years before joining Novellie, Verardi & Mitchell. Dirk assists with the formal intellectual property side of the practice, where he is involved in the drafting of patent specifications and obtaining patents.

Dirk holds a B.Eng. from Stellenbosch University and an LLB from the University of South Africa.

Paul Novellie Consultant

Paul has been in law for some 40 years and is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man. He is a South African attorney and Patent Attorney, and has retired from the roll after a decade as an English solicitor. Paul has experience in offshore structuring and corporate work, e-commerce, general commercial work, software outsourcing and licensing, and patent and trade mark work.

Paul holds a BSc.Eng and the B.Proc and LLB degrees from the universities of Pretoria, South Africa and Witwatersrand respectively.

Lynton Hoch Consultant

Lynton is an English Solicitor and South African Attorney. Lynton has practised law in South Africa, London and the Isle of Man and has experience in corporate and offshore structuring, the purchase and sale of companies and businesses (primarily in the online technology sector), corporate finance, winding-up procedures and the drafting of general commercial, e-commerce and software licensing agreements.

Lynton has had exposure to international tax in relation to cross-border investments, and company and trust residence, management and control issues.

Lynton holds a B.Soc.Sci, and the LLB degrees from the University of Natal, South Africa and is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Isle of Man.

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