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Intellectual Property - South Africa
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Charles Webster is a Trade Mark Attorney and has a BSc (Computer Science) and an LLB. He is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
With over three decades of experience as a trade mark practitioner, Charles specialises in litigation – in particular, trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, unlawful competition, Advertising Regulatory Board complaints, company name objections and domain name disputes.
He has expert knowledge of all aspects of IP portfolio management and acts for a number of local and global blue-chip companies.
Fellow (and past President) – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
Member – International Trademark Association (INTA) Leadership
Member – INTA Amicus Committee
Best Lawyer – Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2009-2021
Best IP Practitioners – World IP Review Leaders, 2016-2020
Band 1 – Chambers & Partners, 2011-2020
Listed in the elite "Leading individuals" list – Legal 500, 2020
Trade Mark Star – Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, 2015-2021
Ranked – Legal 500 2011, 2016-2020
Trade Marks and Best of the Best – Euromoney’s Expert Guides, 2016-2020
Listed – Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2014 and 2016-2020
Ranked – WTR 1000, 2014-2020
IP Lawyer of the Year– Best Lawyers, 2017