Spoor and Fisher Team - Wayne Meiring

Wayne Meiring

Managing Director,  Spoor & Fisher, Jersey

Wayne is the Managing Director and Business Development Director of Spoor & Fisher Jersey. He has BA and LLB degrees (UCT) and a Higher Diploma in Company Law (Wits University). He is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. 

Wayne is an experienced trade mark lawyer, specialising in international trade mark registration, searches and renewals, international trade mark litigation and copyright across Africa. He is also responsible for client relationship management.

Industry Associations

  • Member – International Trademark Association (INTA) Trade Dress Project Team (2024/2025)

Market Recognition

  • Listed – Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, 2016-2020
  • Listed – Trade Mark Expert Guide, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Regular speaker at various events organised by INTA, WCO and WIPO
  • Served on several INTA Committees and currently a member of the Trade Dress Project Team
  • Contributing author for INTA’s International Annual Review: Designs and Copyright Protection of Products
  • Co-author of article, ‘ARIPO: changes to the Harare and Banjul Protocols’, World Trademark Review, 2020
  • Article, ‘Passing off, Goodwill Hunting’, Intellectual Property, 2018
  • Article, ‘The Global IP Resource’, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • Article, ‘Examining the Madrid Protocol in Africa’, Managing Intellectual Property, 2016
  • Co-author of article, ‘Intellectual Property in Africa: An Overview’, Intellectual Asset Management (Japan), 2016
  • Article, ‘Intellectual Property in Africa’, World Commerce Review, 2015
  • Article, ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’, World Trademark Review, 2015
  • Article, ‘ARIPO – Good News at Last?’, World Trademark Review, 2014
  • Article, ‘Good News, Challenges and Mixed Messages’, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013
  • Contributing Chapter, ‘The East African Community – Anti-Counterfeiting’, Anti-Counterfeiting 2013, A Global Guide, World Trademark Review
  • Article, ‘Ethiopia Welcomes Long-Awaited New Trademark Law’, World Trademark Review, 2013  
  • Contributing Chapter, ‘Sub-Sahara Africa’, Anti-Counterfeiting 2011, A Global Guide, World Trademark Review
  • Regular contributor to Managing Intellectual property – MIP International briefings – Africa section 
  • Regular contributor to World Trademark Review – Africa section