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Intellectual Property - South Africa
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Darren is especially interested in IP management (primarily brands), prosecution, commercialisation and enforcement in Africa, but worked for a decade in London, focusing on Europe.
Other practice areas include:
Trade Marks: Searches, Filing & Prosecution; Commercialisation; Enforcement; Franchising; Piracy & Counterfeiting; Ambush Marketing ; Advertising Law Services; Technology, Internet, and Social Media Law including Takedowns; Exchange Control Applications; ntermediary Liability
Copyright: Commercialisation; Enforcement
Darren is an experienced intellectual property advisor with over 20 years experience gained in local and international law firms as well as in-house.
Some of his more interesting cases include litigating the first keyword case in Africa, filing the first International Registration by a South African firm, assisting the Bavaria Babes during World Cup 2010 on ambush marketing claims brought by FIFA, advising the Zulu nation on rights management, setting up IP outsourcing models for global rebrands and most recently, assisting innovative content creator CliffCentral, and the Steve Biko Foundation.
Recognised by Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global, World Trademark Review, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property and IAM 300.
Editorial board member of Oxford University Press: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.