Spoor and Fisher Team - Scott Saunders

Scott Saunders

Associate,  Spoor & Fisher, Pretoria

Scott Saunders has both BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and has right of appearance.

Scott has been involved in a variety of IP matters, specialising in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, both in terms of in-market investigation and enforcement, as well as border control in South Africa. 

He works closely with officials of the Department of Customs and Excise, members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and members of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), offering training on trade mark and illicit trade enforcement.

Scott’s involvement with the advertising sector has extended to preparing tailor-made agreements, including promotional T&Cs and artist agreements for local and international performers. He is also well versed in the codes of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) and has successfully launched and defended several complaints. 

Having lived in Shanghai for three years, Scott has a sound grasp of Chinese business and is able to speak Mandarin.

Industry Associations

  • Student Member – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)
  • Representative – American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)