SELECT * FROM `adjudicators` WHERE active = 1 AND type = 2 ORDER BY name 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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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.



Paola Cirone

Paola Cirone, Bowman Gilfillan Bowman Gilfillan



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



Rachel Sikwane

Rachel Sikwane, RNMS Inc RNMS Inc

QUALIFICATIONSLLB (Law), Admitted Attorney, Trade Mark Practitioner, Certified Licensing Professional

MEMBERSHIP & AFFILIATIONSFellow (SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law), SAIIPL Copyright Committee, Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc

EXPERIENCERachel Sikwane is a director of RNMS Inc. She specialises in commercial and transactional IP matters, and in contentious IP matters.



Reinard Michau

Reinard Michau, Counsel Counsel

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.



Robin Kieron Richardson

Robin Kieron Richardson, KISCH-IP KISCH-IP






Vicky Stilwell

Vicky Stilwell , Kisch-IP Kisch-IP

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