Reinhold holds the B. Com (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer in 1993.
He subsequently completed an Advanced Course in Intellectual Property Management and Innovation at the University of South Africa with distinction.
Prior to joining de Chalains, Reinhold was a director in the IP Department of Bowman Gilfillan (now part of Adams & Adams) heading up the firm’s foreign trade marks department for 10 years.
Reinhold’s areas of expertise include the clearance, registration, administration and commercial exploitation of trade marks and related Intellectual Property rights nationally and internationally. More specifically, he assists clients with the following:
Pre-filing clearance searches and advice
Filing and prosecution of trade mark applications
Trade mark renewals, assignments and general portfolio management and audits
Due diligence investigations and reportsUse-in-trade investigations
Trade mark licensing and franchise agreements
Domain name registrations, renewals and enforcement
Reinhold has represented clients ranging from individuals to multi-national corporations across most industry types, including Advertising, retail, FMCG’s, IT, mining, tobacco, food and hospitality, sport and recreation, gaming, insurance and banking, to name but a few.