Charles Gielen concentrates on patent and trademark litigation. He is Professor Extraordinary of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and is emeritus part-time professor of IP law at the University of Groningen. He has (co)authored various IP handbooks and articles. Charles is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He received the INTA President's Award, one of the highest honours given to intellectual property practitioners and has been appointed Member of Honour of AIPPI.