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Stephen Hollis

Areas Of Practice:
Commercial, Communications and Media, Copyright, Designs and Copyrights, Due Diligence Audits, General Practice, High Court Practice, Intellectual Property, IP Valuations, Trademarks
Phone Number:
+27 (0) 11 784 2889
Partner - Trade Marks
Years of Practice:
2nd Floor, 34 Fredman Drive (Cnr 5th Street), Sandton, South Africa
Gauteng / Johannesburg
Postal Address:
PO Box 10155 , Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000
BA LLB – Stellenbosch | 1994
LLB – University of South Africa | 2007
MCSE certification (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)

Areas of Specialisation: 

Trade Marks: Brand Protection, Enforcement, and Commercialization.

Copyright: Rights Management and Enforcement; Deal Structuring with respect to Content Production and Commercialization.

I am an Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer who advises local and international clients on brand protection and enforcement strategies with a specific focus on the African market.

I am also a copyright and entertainment law expert, who is passionate about the arts and the protection and advancement of the rights of creatives and vulnerable cultural communities, especially in the digital space.  I advise the full spectrum of participants in the creative and copyright industries, including the music, publishing, film, television, animation, audio-visual, dramatic arts and other industries, on rights management and enforcement and content production, commercialization and related deal structuring.

I am a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL); a registered Trade Mark Practitioner, and a member of SAIIPL's Copyright and International Treaties Committees.

I am a member of the Africa IP Group of Adams & Adams where I often become involved in the development and implementation of business strategies for the African market.  I frequently travel to other African countries to engage with government officials on legislative and local IP practice issues and to present at IP conferences hosted by WIPO, ARIPO and other organisations.