Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

The consumer goods, luxury brands, fashion and retail industries exist in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace. 

For one thing, digital technologies have caused disruption. 

e-Commerce has given consumers more choices than ever before, and retail brands have had to adapt to create more omnichannel experiences for customers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is another game-changer, personalising the customer experience and providing better customer service and support. 

In today’s high-stakes global game, intellectual property (IP) violations have serious financial and reputational implications. What is more, anti-counterfeiting is rife. 

In the context of a growing young population, coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa too is different and complex, with 54 independent states characterised by diverse economies and consumption patterns.

With clients including the world’s leading retail and consumer goods multinationals, as well as a number of the highest grossing brands in luxury brands and fashion, Spoor & Fisher professionals are well-versed in the particular significance of brand protection in these industries.

Our expertise includes the registration (e.g. clearance searches and filing), exploitation (e.g. licensing), enforcement (e.g. high court litigation), and overall portfolio management of trade marks. 

We also specialise in key related areas, like copyright and designs, labelling, advertising and promotional competition, and commercial work that encompasses IP, like supplier agreements, trade exchanges, and joint venture agreements.

Meet the Team

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Jennifer Colantoni

Director

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Margaret Le Galle

Director

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Charl Potgieter

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Shamin Raghunandan

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Kay Rickelman

Foreign Counsel

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Tshepo Shabangu

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Linda Thilivhali

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Charles Webster

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Jarred West

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Zama Buthelezi

Partner

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Natalie Slabbert

Senior Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Jeanine Coetzer

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Megan Dinnie

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Merlene Engelbrecht

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Farrel Frank

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Emily Hill

Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Kaajal Nagindas

Senior Associate

Spoor and Fisher Team - Consumer, Luxury, Retail and Fashion Goods

Russell Norton

Consultant

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