ADJUDICATORS

The SAIIPL is committed to broadening its Panel of Adjudicators to non-members of the SAIIPL.

Foreign Adjudicators: The SAIIPL will not in principle prohibit suitably qualified foreigners from being part of its Panel of Adjudicators, but preference will however be given to South African citizens. The SAIIPL is committed to promoting domain name ADR skills within South Africa and will as a result ensure that its Panel of Adjudicators remains representative of South African woman, disabled and historically disadvantaged individuals.

Commitment to Adjudicator Freedom: The SAIIPL is committed to the freedom of its members to serve as Adjudicators on the Panels of other Providers. The SAIIPL will not discourage or prohibit its members or Adjudicators from taking up positions, or serving on the Adjudication Panels of other Providers.

BEE: Although the initial Panel of Adjudicators (the Panel) will include members from previously disadvantaged communities, the SAIIPL remains committed to an active and responsible program of procuring further skilled black candidates to its Panel. The institute will not prescribe absolute criteria for qualification as an Adjudicator for its Panel, but will rather assess each application on its own merits. Applicants should however have a good understanding of the intellectual property issues involved in domain name disputes and be familiar with the Regulations. In broadening the representation of various interest groups on its Panel, the SAIIPL appreciates that first-hand practical training and guidance will be a pre-requisite.

 

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Alan Dunlop

Alan Dunlop, Hahn & Hahn Inc. Hahn & Hahn Inc.

QUALIFICATIONSB. Sc. (Mech.) Eng., B. Proc.

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSReg. Prof. Eng., Reg. Patent Agent, Fellow SAIIPL, MSAIME, FICPI, Reg'd Patent Agent in Canada & Malawi.

EXPERIENCESteel Ind.7 years, intellectual property professional 36 years, High Court & Patent Court litigation.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Andre van der Merwe

Andre van der Merwe, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP

QUALIFICATIONSB Sc; B Proc; LL B; Fellow of SAIIPL; patent attorney and trade mark attorney

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL; LES; INTA; Marques

EXPERIENCEOver 30 years in various aspects of IP law and practice, including patent, trade mark and copyright litigation

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Andrew Papadopoulos

Andrew Papadopoulos, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP

QUALIFICATIONSB Comm.(Law); LL.B
Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa
Fellow of the Institute of Intellectual Property of South Africa

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSIntellectual Property of South Africa

EXPERIENCE10 Years Experience in Intellectual Property Law and, in particular, law relating to trade marks, copyright, domain names, advertising, licensing, company name objections

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Charne Le Roux

Charne Le Roux, Adams & Adams Adams & Adams

QUALIFICATIONSBjuris - University of Pretoria (1990), LLB - University of Pretoria (1992)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSWIPO, adjudicates top level domain name disputes, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Pretoria Attorneys' Association, Competition Law and ADR Committees of SAAIPL

EXPERIENCE20 years. Admitted attorney in the High Court and Trade Mark Practitioner. Fellow of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law, WIPO panellist for all top level domain name disputes

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Deon Bouwer

Deon Bouwer, Bouwers Inc. Bouwers Inc.

QUALIFICATIONSB.Juris; LLB; LLM; Diploma in Labour Law

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL, INTA

EXPERIENCE20 years of which 17 years are in intellectual property

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Derek Momberg

Derek  Momberg, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB - Attorney & Notary Public

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL, INTA

EXPERIENCE28 years IP experience. In charge of the conduct of a wide variety of Trade Mark, Copyright, Trade Secret and Licensing matters with over 30 reported judgements.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Dr Wim Alberts

Dr Wim Alberts, Bowman Gilfillan Inc Bowman Gilfillan Inc

QUALIFICATIONSB Iuris LLB LLM LLD

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSAssociate: SAIIPL

EXPERIENCEPractising as an attorney for 14 years, focussing on trade mark related litigation. Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law, Unisa.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Gerard Du Plessis

Gerard Du Plessis, Adams & Adams Adams & Adams

QUALIFICATIONS"BLC, LLB: Admitted attorney (1995), Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (1998),
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MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONS"SAIIPL, Pretoria Attorneys' Association, CLASA, Law Society of the Northern Provinces
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EXPERIENCE18 years: Trade Marks, Copyright, Designs, Unlawful Competition, Domain names, Anti-counterfeiting, Litigation in the above areas, UDRP Training with WIPO (2003)

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Janusz Luterek

Janusz Luterek, Hahn & Hahn Inc Hahn & Hahn Inc

QUALIFICATIONSB.Eng (1989); B.Proc (1995), Attorney at Law (1997), Patent Attorney (2000), Pr.Eng. (1993)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL, AIPPI (Council member), ECSA (Pr.Eng), FICPI, MAIChE, SAAFoST (Custodian Member), and LES

EXPERIENCE16 Years in Intellectual Property Law specialising in Copyright, Trademark and Patent matters, as well as the ECT Act, 7 years in Engineering. Director of Hahn & Hahn Inc, past Director and Consultant to Routledge Modise.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Kelly Thompson

Kelly Thompson, Adams & Adams Adams & Adams

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB, Admitted attorney (2001), Trade Mark Practitioner (2001)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSLaw Society of the Northern Provinces, BWA, SAIIPL, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, member of the SAIIPL ADR Committee, Convenor of the SAIIPL Copyright Law Committee

EXPERIENCE10 years: Trade mark and passing-off litigation, Copyright litigation, Counterfeit goods seizures, Domain name litigation, IP litigation in Africa, Advertising law, Close corporation and company name objections, domain name objections,

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Mariette du Plessis

Mariette du Plessis, Adams & Adams Adams & Adams

QUALIFICATIONSBLC, LLB, Admitted attorney (1989), Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (1991)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSPresident of SAIIPL, Director of INTA(International Trade Mark Association) Board, Law Society of the Northern Provinces, ISOC (SA Chapter), BWA Association of Pretoria Attorneys, CLASA, Served on Standing Advisory Committee of Minister of Trade& Industry

EXPERIENCE18 years: All aspects of trade mark litigation, including company and close corporation name objections, passing off and trade mark infringement, domain name registrations and objections and copyright

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Megan Reimers

Megan Reimers, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSBLC LLB

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSouth African Institute Of Intellectual propoerty Law
Notary Public

EXPERIENCE9 years experience in the intellectual property field. Domestic and international registration and litigation. Copyright litigation, unlawful competition, advertising objections, passing off, company name objections and domain name disputes. Commercial tr

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Mike du Toit

Mike du Toit, Mike du Toit Attorneys Mike du Toit Attorneys

QUALIFICATIONSBCOM LLB Trade Mark Practitioner

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL,member of INTA, member of LES

EXPERIENCE23 years of which 21 years are in intellectual property.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Nola Bond

Nola Bond, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP

QUALIFICATIONSB.A. LL.B

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL; INTA

EXPERIENCE16 years in IP practice, primarily trade mark litigation

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Owen Dean

Owen Dean, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB LLD

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSouth African Institute of Intellectual Property Law; Intellectual Property Panel of AFSA (Arbitration Foundation of SA); International Panel of Neutrals of International Trademarks Association (INTA); WIPO Panelist for Domain Name Disputes;

EXPERIENCEPracticing attorney since 1974 specialising in trade mark and copyright law, particularly litigation

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Owen Salmon

Owen Salmon, Advocate - Maisels Group. (www.maiselsgroup.com) Advocate - Maisels Group. (www.maiselsgroup.com)

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB LLM
Trade Mark Practitioner
Advocate of High Court

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSFellow of SAIIPL;
Member of Johannesburg Bar;
Writers Guild of SA;
PAT-GOT.

EXPERIENCE30 years experience litigating in intellectual property matters.

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Tana Pistorius

Tana Pistorius, Department of Mercantile Law, UNISA Department of Mercantile Law, UNISA

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB LLM LLD
Admitted attorney and notary (1989)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSINATA: ARTIPS: SAIPL; Association of Law Teachers of South Africa; International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL)

EXPERIENCE2 years experience in trade mark practice; 15 years experience in teaching IP at undergraduate and post graduate level, including LLM courses on the use of trade marks on the Internet, domain names and ADR; Member of research team that drafted the ECT Act

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Vanessa Lawrance

Vanessa Lawrance, HAHN & HAHN HAHN & HAHN

QUALIFICATIONSB.Comm, LLB (1997) Admitted attorney (2000), Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2003), Notary (2006)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL, Law Society of the Northern Provinces,

EXPERIENCE12 years intellectual property experience, particularly litigious matters involving Trade Marks, Copyright, Unlawful Competition, Domain name disputes and Anti-counterfeiting. Prosecution of Trade Marks. Commercial Law

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR

   
   

Victor Williams

Victor Williams, Hahn & Hahn Inc Hahn & Hahn Inc

QUALIFICATIONSB.Sc (Eng); B.Proc

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSPatgot

EXPERIENCE16 years

SENIOR ADJUDICATOR