Spoor and Fisher Team - Charl Potgieter

Charl Potgieter

Partner,  Spoor & Fisher, Pretoria

Charl Potgieter specialises in anti-counterfeiting, trade mark infringement and copyright infringement matters. He has an LLB degree and is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. 

With 15 years of experience, Charl assists with the training of Customs and South African Police Services (SAPS) officials on product identification and procedures in terms of the Counterfeit Goods Act, as well as anti-counterfeit operations in South Africa and Africa. 

He also assists the SAPS, Interpol and Customs in various African countries, including Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya, with in-market operations and strategies to combat trade in counterfeit goods.

Industry Associations

Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Market Recognition

  • Listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2020 – 2021
  • Ranked – Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
  • Recommended IP Practitioner – Legal 500, 2018
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