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Jeremy Speres is a solicitor of England & Wales and an experienced attorney of South Africa, specialising in international intellectual property and IT law. He has a broad range of experience in transactional, contentious, and prosecution matters across multiple jurisdictions.

He has extensive expertise in consumer products brand protection, working closely with vendors, local counsel, investigators, and law enforcement to develop and manage brand protection programs. Jeremy has notably handled global online brand protection work for Europe’s largest consumer internet company.

Jeremy is highly knowledgeable in internet law, particularly domain name law and online brand protection. He serves as a WIPO domain name dispute panellist, adjudicating complaints under the UDRP and other policies, and is also a .za domain name dispute adjudicator.

His advisory work covers areas such as data protection and privacy, infosec legal concerns, software licensing and development agreements, intermediary liability, social media, e-commerce, and trade mark and copyright enforcement.

Jeremy possesses technical knowledge of the internet protocol suite, open-source intelligence (OSINT), and infosec, including familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTTP(S), SSL/TLS, BGP, email protocols, and DNS. He is also well-versed in DNS security concepts such as DNSSEC, CAA, SPF, DKIM, DMARC, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) & TLS (DoT), and Encrypted Server Name Indication (ESNI). Additionally, he has extensive experience as a Linux user.

He has handled contentious and transactional aspects of internet numbering resources, including IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous Systems (AS), and has engaged with Regional Internet Registries. Jeremy also possesses knowledge and experience in internet governance and the intermediary ecosystem, including enforcement actions on major platforms, dark web investigations, payment provider actions, blockchain domains, on-chain investigations, and NFTs.

Jeremy’s exceptional work has earned him high ratings from clients, including nominations as a Thomson Reuters Standout Lawyer and for the MIP IP Stars awards.

He is actively involved in the IP community and contributes articles to IP and other legal publications. Jeremy also shares his expertise as a lecturer to IP & IT law students at the University of Cape Town and serves as an independent reviewer for the South African Intellectual Property Law Journal.


  • 国际隐私专业协会 (IAPP)
  • 成员 – 南非知识产权法研究所 (SAIIPL) 和替代性争议解决委员会成员
  • 会员 – 国际商标协会 (INTA)
  • 成员 – 法律实务委员会 (LPC)
  • 成员 – 国际商标协会 (INTA) 数据保护委员会


  • Jeremy 被《管理知识产权 IP 明星手册》列为 2017、2020-2021 年“值得关注的后起之秀”
  • 上市 – 法律 500 强
  • 上市 – 奢侈品法律联盟 
  • 自 2015 年以来,一直被客户提名为 Acritas Stars 奖的杰出律师
  • 最佳律师 - 信息技术法:南非,2022


  • 世界知识产权组织 (WIPO) 域名争议小组成员,根据 UDRP 和其他政策裁决投诉
  • .za 域名争议仲裁员
  • 开普敦大学知识产权和 IT 法律专业学生的客座讲师
  • 学术期刊南非知识产权法期刊的独立审稿人
  • 达成交易的作者 - 特许经营
  • Lexology 的作者 – 商标
  • 《世界商标评论》作者 – 许可(南非),2018 年
  • 《奢侈品法:司法权比较》南非章节的合著者(全球法律邮报),2016 年