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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CHRISTIAAN STEYN

CHRISTIAAN STEYN, CIPC - South African Trade Marks Office CIPC - South African Trade Marks Office

QUALIFICATIONSBaccalaureus Legum - LLB (NWU);
Masters in IP Law - LLM (UNISA, currently registered)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSouth African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL);
SA Association of IP- and IT Law Teachers and Researchers (AIPLITL);
Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP);
SAIIPL ADR Committee.

EXPERIENCE8 years experience in IP Law, specifically Trade Marks, Copyright and Domain Disputes; including prosecution, litigation, enforcement and portfolio administration.

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Duncan Maguire

Duncan Maguire, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSLLB

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSMember of the SAIIPL, Spoor & Fisher representative at Intellectual Property Action Group Against Copyright Theft (IPACT).

EXPERIENCE4 years experience in trade mark and copyright litigation matters as an attorney

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Jabu Sibiya

Jabu Sibiya, SIBIYA  ATTORNEYS SIBIYA ATTORNEYS

QUALIFICATIONSB. Proc(Fort Hare)
LLB (Wits)
LLM (wits)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSLaw Society of the Northern Provinces;

EXPERIENCEI have been practising as a solicitor in Johannesburg for twenty three years. My speciality is tax,commercial law, notarial contracts, mining law,propety law, High Court and Constitutional Court Litigation,Abitration, Mediation of Commercial Disputes, adj

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Jeremy Speres

Jeremy Speres, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSMaster of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bachelors of Arts (BA), majoring in Media and Writing

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL Trade Mark Practitioner

EXPERIENCE6 years in trade mark litigation and prosecution, IP related commercial and advisory work and general commercial work.

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Lauren Frizelle

Lauren Frizelle , Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSBSocSc
LLB
Admitted Attorney

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSLaw Society Northern Provinces
SAIIPL Student Member

EXPERIENCE2 years in IP practice, primarily trade mark and copyright litigation, unlawful competition,passing-off, advertising objections and business name objections.

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Mabel Jansen

Mabel Jansen, Independent Counsel Independent Counsel

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Marco van der Merwe

Marco van der Merwe, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSBLC LLB, certificate in Cobol and Xgen programming (TDF Associates whilst employed as Computer Scientist at UNISA), certificate in labour relations, passed SAIIPL trade marks practitioner exams.

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSAdmitted attorney, Fellow and Council member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Member of Marques, AIPPI and PTMG, former vice chair of the Domain Name Committee of the American Bar Association, former Treasurer of the Associatio

EXPERIENCEAdmitted as an Attorney in 1991, worked as trade mark and copyright attorney for 15 years, involved in a number of domain name related disputes, Awarded De Rebus book prize for the best article written by an Attorney for a Domain name related article.

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Marius Gerber

Marius Gerber, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

QUALIFICATIONSB Com LLB
Admitted attorney

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSMember of Licensing Executive Society (LES)

EXPERIENCEAdmitted in 1998.
In practice for 9 years - the last 8 as a trade mark and copyright specialist (did general commercial work and general litigation before that).
I have experience in e-commerce law and domain name disputes.

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Mpumi Mazibuko

Mpumi Mazibuko, Spoor & Fisher Spoor & Fisher

QUALIFICATIONSBA, LLB and admitted attorney.

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSStudent member of SAIIPL and Law Society of the Nothern Provinces.

EXPERIENCE2 years post qualification experience in general trade mark and copyright law matters and commercial matters related to IP.

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Paola Cirone

Paola Cirone, Bowman Gilfillan Bowman Gilfillan

QUALIFICATIONSBProc, LLB

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSStudent Member of SAIIPL

EXPERIENCEExperience gained in Trade Mark practise - in excess of seven years includes, inter alia:

Protection and maintenance of Intellectual Property rights in Africa.
Conducting commercial Intellectual Property Due Diligence investigations and preparing

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Rachel Sikwane

Rachel Sikwane, EDWARD Nathan Sonnenbergs EDWARD Nathan Sonnenbergs

QUALIFICATIONSIEB Matriculation Certificate, BEng Computer Engineering (2nd year), LLB (Law), Admitted Attorney, Trade Mark Practitioner,

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSFellow (SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law), SAIIPL Copyright & Anti-Counterfeit Committees, Licensing Executives Society

EXPERIENCE6 Years in trade marks, copyright, passing-off, unlawful competition, domain names, ASA, anti-counterfeiting, company name objections and commercial IP matters.

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Reinard Michau

Reinard Michau, Counsel Counsel

QUALIFICATIONSB.Com LL.B
H.Dip. Tax

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSPast member of South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Currently a member of Pretoria Bar

EXPERIENCE1992- 1997, Attorney and partner at Spoor and Fisher.
1998 to present at Pretoria Bar practising as an advocate, mainly in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law.

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Vanessa Ferguson

Vanessa Ferguson, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP

QUALIFICATIONSB.Juris LL.B

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSSAIIPL; IPACT; INTA

EXPERIENCE9.5 yrs in specialised IP practice - trade mark, copyright, anti-counterfeiting matters

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Vicky Stilwell

Vicky Stilwell , Bowman Gilfillan Bowman Gilfillan

QUALIFICATIONSBA
LLB
Trade Mark Practitioner

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSFellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

EXPERIENCETrade mark searching. Filing and prosecution of trade mark applications. Administration and management of trade mark portfolios and giving advice in relation thereto. Trade mark assignments including drafting of assignment agreements and attending to assi

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Warren Weertman

Warren Weertman, Bowman Gilfillan Inc. Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

QUALIFICATIONSBA LLB (RAU) MA (UJ) (cum laude)

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSThe Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN

EXPERIENCEplease specify

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