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Intellectual Property - South Africa
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Gérard specialises in litigation relating to trade marks, copyright, unlawful competition, domain names and advertising law
Gérard is a senior partner of the firm and has served as the Chairman of Adams & Adams from 2013 to date. Prior to that he also served for a number of years as Trade Mark Department Co-Chairman (litigation).
As a litigation specialist, he is responsible for the trademark portfolios of many multi-nationals and South African companies in Africa and throughout the world.
He is a sought-after speaker both in South Africa and at international IP conferences. He regularly attends INTA and Marques conferences. Gérard has published numerous articles on IP and is a co-author of the Lexis Nexis publication Practitioner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law.
He lectures on IP to LLM students at the Adams & Adams IP Centre at the University of Pretoria. He has been practicing in the field of intellectual property law since 1995
Gérard has been internationally recognised by peer-selected reviews such as Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Best Lawyers Guide, Chambers Global Guide and the World Trademark Review.