Spoor and Fisher Team - Chyreene Truluck

Chyreene Truluck

Partner,  Spoor & Fisher, Pretoria

Chyreene Truluck is a Patent Attorney and has MSc (Genetics) and LLB degrees. She is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Chyreene specialises in domestic and international patent prosecution, particularly in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences. She also has experience in commercial IP and plant breeders’ rights matters.

Industry Associations

  • Fellow – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member – Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
  • Board Member – Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Member – Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
  • Member – Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) 
  • Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Market Recognition

  • DSI/SARIMA Award for Professional Excellence in Innovation Management, 2018
  • Listed – Euromoney Expert Guides: Rising Stars, 2020-2021
  • Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Contributor to the South African chapter of International Pharmaceutical Law and Practice, Kleyn & van Wyk (LexisNexis), published by Matthew Bender Elite Products” 2017-2018
  • Author of the South Africa chapter in The Life Sciences Law Review (Law Business Research Ltd, London), 2021
  • Writer of Without Prejudice “IP Developed by Employees – Who Owns What?” Volume 15, Issue 10, Nov 2015, p. 20 – 21
  • Writer of Without Prejudice “Agree to disagree” Volume 17 Number 2, Mar 2017, p. 13 – 14
  • Writer of De Rebus “Biotech inventions – the impact in South Africa of recent case law in other jurisdictions” Volume 2016, Issue 564, Jun 2016, p. 26 –27
  • Writer of “Looking to science for food security solutions” Originally Published in BizCommunity and Food Review – 27 May 2020
  • Speaker at the SARIMA Conference 2017 – Tools and Strategies for Early Decision Making in the Research Environment, 22 May 2017
  • Speaker at the SARIMA Conference 2018 – R&D Considerations for Commercialising Biotech Technologies, 31 May 2018
  • Speaker at the SARIMA Conference 2019 – Big Data Protection: Global Trends for Local IP Strategies, 03 Sep 2019
  • Speaker at the University-Industry Collaboration Summit – Leveraging Intellectual Assets for Increased Collaboration, 23 Sep 2018