Spoor and Fisher Team - Eben van Wyk

Eben van Wyk

Partner,  Spoor & Fisher, Cape Town

Eben van Wyk is a Trade Mark Attorney and has BProc and LLM (IP) cum laude degrees. He is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as well as a non-practising Solicitor of England and Wales.

Eben has two decades of experience. He specialises in intellectual property litigation, including trade mark, copyright, unlawful competition domain and company name disputes, and advertising law litigation. 

He also deals with domestic and international trade mark prosecution, provides advertising advice and deals with commercial IP transactions, including licensing arrangements and due diligence investigations.

Industry Associations

  • Member – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member – International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the INTA Geographical Indications Sub-Committee
  • Member – Licensing Executive Society of South Africa (LES)
  • Board Member – Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin (AIDV)
  • Member – Cape Law Society
  • Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)
  • Member – International Trade Mark Association (INTA) Unfair Competition Committee

Market Recognition

  • Listed – WTR 100, 2011-2021
  • Ranked – Legal 500 EMEA, 2008-2021
  • Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa, 2011-2022
  • Best Lawyers – Litigation: South Africa, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020-2022
  • Band 3 – Chambers Global, 2011-2021
  • Listed – Who’s Who Legal, 2011-2012, 2014-2021
  • Listed – World IP Review Leaders, 2016-2021
  • Listed – Trade Mark Star in Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, 2015-2021
  • Cape Town IP Lawyer of the Year – Best Lawyers, 2017

Professional Activities

  • Co-author of the South African chapter in the Intellectual Property Review
  • Co-author of the Unlawful Competition chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa (Oxford University Press), 2014
  • Author of South African chapter of INTA Geographical Indications, Certification Marks and Collective Marks: An International Guide
  • Co-author of Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements chapter of International Business Transactions (Kluwer Law), 2009
  • Co-author of the Global Wine Law, published by Association Internationale des Juristes du Droitde la Vigne et du Vin/ International Wine Law Association, 2021
  • Guest lecturer IP LLM and IP short course: Stellenbosch University
  • Guest presenter of Wine Business Programme: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
  • Writer of numerous articles for industry publications
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