Food and Beverage

Today the food and beverage industry produces, manages, regulates, and distributes a variety of products, but it also faces many challenges, including attracting and retaining customers, aligning with consumer trends, and adhering to governmental policies and stipulations. 

IP protection in this sector spans everything from manufacturing ingredients and developing recipes, to labelling, marketing and branding the end product. 

Each form of IP protection – including trade marks, copyright, and patents – has a role to play in protecting brands and fostering innovation. 

What is more, an increasingly connected and engaged consumer has become a key driving force for change in the food and beverage industry within Africa, along with more challenging trading conditions and growing environmental awareness.

 

Our specialist Food and Beverage team handles IP protection and enforcement for several very prominent companies in this sector, both local and global. We have extensive experience in managing IP portfolios and providing strategic advice, as well as providing appropriate ancillary services.

These include advising generally on labelling requirements for foods, beverages and alcohol; assisting clients in bringing complaints against competitors who are non-compliant with relevant regulations; assisting clients in defending or bringing complaints before the Advertising Regulatory Board; assisting with licence/manufacture/supply and distribution agreements; and advising on matters relating to promotional competitions. 

Our firm is also widely known for providing insights on, and practical contributions to, prevailing advertising and consumer protection standards.

Meet the Team

Spoor and Fisher Team - Food and Beverage

Jennifer Colantoni

Director

Spoor and Fisher Team - Food and Beverage

Tyron Grant

Partner

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Dirk Hanekom

Partner

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Craig Kahn

Partner

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Mark Kemp

Partner

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Margaret Le Galle

Director

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Shanaaz Mahomed

Partner

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Charl Potgieter

Partner

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Shamin Raghunandan

Partner

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Kay Rickelman

Foreign Counsel

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Linda Thilivhali

Partner

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Chyreene Truluck

Partner

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Charles Webster

Partner

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Jarred West

Partner

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Jonathan Whittaker

Partner, Chairperson of the Partnership

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Zama Buthelezi

Partner

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Karien Postma

Senior Associate

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Yogani Reddy

Senior Associate

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Natalie Slabbert

Senior Associate

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Megan Dinnie

Associate

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Mpho Dzhivhuwo

Associate

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Merlene Engelbrecht

Associate

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Farrel Frank

Associate

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Kim Pietersen

Senior Associate

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Nola Pontes

Associate

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Scott Saunders

Associate

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Kaajal Nagindas

Senior Associate

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Russell Norton

Consultant

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