Developments at Spoor and Fisher

Intellectual property firm Spoor & Fisher has announced the retirement of Brendan Mullin and Dr Owen Dean, following 42 and 38 years of service with the firm respectively. A leading specialist in domestic trademarks, Mullin had extensive experience in corporate law, and consulted to a range of local and international blue-chip companies. Dean specialised in trademark litigation, copyright and competition law, and media and entertainment, was instrumental in writing the SA Counterfeit Goods Act. Dean was author of “Handbook to South African Copyright Law” and various other publications and chapters, recipient of a LexisNexis Butterworths’ Prize in 2006, and lectured on intellectual property law.

Both were attorneys of the High Court of South Africa, practised as attorneys in Namibia and Botswana, and had been active members of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

Spoor & Fisher has the pleasure of announcing Juli Hopf as a new partner of the firm. Juli specilises in domestic and international trade mark registrations, searches and renewals, domestic trade mark litigation, domestic and international copyright and domain name matters and has twelve years experience.

Finally, Spoor & Fisher would also like to wish Tracy Rengecas all of the best for her future studies in Traditional Knowledge and other endeavors that she embarks on. Tracy was a partner of the firm and was with the firm for a number of years, initially as director of our Jersey office and later a partner in South Africa.

Date published: 2010/03/01
Author: Spoor & Fisher

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