Attorneys that are currently listed as practicing at Spoor & Fisher (Pretoria)


  1. Charles Webster
    Years of Practice: 29     Position: Partner - Chairperson of the partnership

    Charles specialises in litigation, in particular trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, unlawful competition, Advertising Standards Authority complaints, company name objections, and domain name disputes. Charles has extensive experience in all facets and aspects of IP matters; he acts ... click for more information

  2. Jonathan Whittaker
    Years of Practice: 21     Position: Partner - Chairperson of the Executive Committee

    Jonathan specialises in patent, design, technical copyright and unlawful competition litigation. Jonathan has extensive litigation experience in a broad spectrum of fields including the mechanical, mining, metallurgical, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical fields. Industry associations Fellow ... click for more information

  3. Stephen Goldberg
    Years of Practice: 32     Position: Partner - Head of Trade Marks

    Stephen is a leading trade mark attorney specialising in domestic and international trade mark registration, searches and domain names. Industry associations Associate of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. Professional activities Stephen was a lecturer and examiner on Tra... click for more information

  4. Dina Biagio
    Years of Practice: 15     Position: Partner

    Commercial transactions relating to intellectual property, including: licensing, manufacturing, supply and distribution, technology transfer and collaboration agreements, investment structuring and related agreements, IP audits and due diligence, and the valuation of intellectual property. Dina also... click for more information

  5. Herman Blignaut
    Years of Practice: 12     Position: Partner

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  6. Keith Brown
    Years of Practice: 35     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international patent and design matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent and design applications. Keith specialises in the mechanical, heavy electrical, medical and dental engineering fields as well as technical copyright. Industry associations Fellow of the South ... click for more information

  7. Lodewyk Cilliers
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Partner

    Lodewyk specialises in the filing and prosecution of patent and registered design applications locally and abroad, and in particular, focuses on mechanical, civil and general engineering inventions. Lodewyk also worked for five years as a mechanical engineer in the nuclear energy environment prior t... click for more information

  8. David Cochrane
    Years of Practice: 19     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international patent matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. As an expert patent attorney, David specialises in filing applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical, explosives, metallurgical and biochemical fields, as well ... click for more information

  9. David Gilson
    Years of Practice: 23     Position: Partner

    Head of the Patent and Design Formalities Department. David is an experienced patent attorney and handles patent and design applications received from abroad as well as the prosecution of domestic and patent and design applications. Industry associations Fellow of the South African Institute of In... click for more information

  10. Juli Hopf
    Years of Practice: 18     Position: Partner

    Industry associations Law Society of the Northern Provinces; Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL). click for more information

  11. Craig Kahn
    Years of Practice: 23     Position: Partner

    Craig has extensive experience in the filing and prosecution of patent and design applications in Africa. He also specialises in the drafting of patent specifications for biotechnology, genetic engineering and pharmaceutical products. Industry associations Fellow of the South African Institute of ... click for more information

  12. Mohamed Khader
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Partner

    Mohamed heads the Anti-Counterfeiting Unit and specialises in anti-counterfeiting, copyright and trade mark law with a special emphasis on litigation. He has played a prominent role in the development of anti-counterfeiting practices and procedures in South Africa and has presented numerous seminars... click for more information

  13. Jean McIvor
    Years of Practice: 32     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international trade mark registration and searches; the registration of copyright in cinematograph films. Jean is a specialist trade mark attorney who acts for various local and international clients. Industry associations Associate of the South African Institute of Intellectual Prope... click for more information

  14. John McKnight
    Years of Practice: 23     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international patent and design matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent and design applications. John specialises in the filing of applications in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical fields, and related litigation. He also has experience in commercial trans... click for more information

  15. Hugh Melamdowitz
    Years of Practice: 26     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international trade mark registration, searches and renewals, domestic and international trade mark and copyright litigation, copyright agreements, entertainment law, media law and international distribution. Hugh specialises in commercial agreements relating to intellectual property, l... click for more information

  16. Shamin Raghunandan
    Years of Practice: 11     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international trade mark registration, searches and renewals. Industry associations Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, executive member of the Association of Pretoria Attorneys. Professional activities Author of a chapter on the Singapore Treaty for ... click for more information

  17. Paul Ramara
    Years of Practice: 13     Position: Partner

    Anti-counterfeiting, trade mark and copyright litigation. Industry associations Co-author of an article on Anti-Counterfeiting from a South African Perspective. click for more information

  18. Megan Reimers
    Years of Practice: 19     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international registration and litigation. Copyright litigation, unlawful competition, Advertising Standards Authority objections, passing off, company name objections and domain name disputes, intellectual property valuation. Industry associations Fellow of the South African Institut... click for more information

  19. Tshepo Shabangu
    Years of Practice: 17     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international trade mark prosecution. Tshepo specialises in IP valuation work, technology-related IP agreements, franchising agreements and IP-related venture capital transactions, company and close corporations name registrations, and corporate governance. Industry associations Fello... click for more information

  20. Shanaaz Tiry
    Years of Practice: 18     Position: Partner

    Shanaaz is the first black female patent attorney in South Africa. She specialises in the prosecution of South African National Phase patent applications, in particular the filing of voluntary amendment applications at the South African Patent Office. Shanaaz deals specifically with patent matters i... click for more information

  21. Marco van der Merwe
    Years of Practice: 24     Position: Partner

    Head of Trade Mark Records and Formalities Department. Domestic trade mark registration, searches and renewals, domestic and international copyright, information technology law and domain names. Marco is a specialist trade mark attorney with extensive experience in computer-related litigation and in... click for more information

  22. Carl van Rooyen
    Years of Practice: 22     Position: Partner

    Carl specializes in litigation relating to trade marks, copyright and unlawful competition. Industry associations Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law. click for more information

  23. Louis van Wyk
    Years of Practice: 39     Position: Partner

    Domestic and international copyright, entertainment law, media law, advertising objections, unlawful competition, passing off, company name objections and domain name disputes. Louis has extensive experience in all facets and aspects of IP matters; he acts and is a consultant for a number of local a... click for more information