Fellow of the Chair of Intellectual Property
Lecturer – Department of Mercantile Law
Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law
Tel: +27(0) 21 808 3561/9402 (direct)
Cobus is lecturer of Intellectual Property Law, Mercantile Law (Internet Law) (LLB) , Information Technology Law (LLM) and Business Management (B.Mus Ed.) in the Department of Mercantile Law.
He is a member of the IP Team and a Fellow of the Anton Mostert Chair of Intellectual Property and holds the degrees BA(Law) and LLB from Stellenbosch University.
His LLD research involves the copyright protection of computer programs and focuses on the decompilation prohibition and the protection of non-literal elements of software. He has a background in computer programming and graphic design and has an interest in epistemology and the impact of digital emersion on legal-educational practices. He was a recipient of the full term NCPETF scholarship for 5 years.
He is the author of several articles on issues of intellectual property, including an analysis of the Piracy Treaty (ACTA) and commentary on the SA Press Code and journalistic plagiarism.
His most recent work include: a paper delivered on the Legal and IP implications of Social Media at the IP Indaba of the Free Market Foundation; an address at the Conference of the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa on the copyright protection of computer games and the control question for purposes of identifying the author/owner of copyright in computer programs and an address at the Department of Practical Business Law at the University of Johannesburg on the application of the IRAC teaching method to modules in business law to non-law students.
“Patently Wrong – The Jury’s Verdict in Apple v Samsung” Nov 2012
“Medals, Models and Moguls – The Fashion News Roundup” Dec 2012
“Form Over Function – The ECJ Rules on Software Copyright” Sept 2012
“The Numbers Game – Trade Marks and Domain Names” May 2012
“The Press(ing) Matter – Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement” Feb 2012
“Trampling Tradition – A Call For Support” Feb 2013
“Sosial Media En Die Gebruik Van Internet-inhoud” Junie 2012
“Geld Soos Bossies Uit Die Ou Verlede” Junie 2012
“Immergroen Treffers – Gallo Music v Sting Music” Junie 2012
“Die Volkslied Vir Die Volke” Junie 2012
“Awakening The Lion: Hoe Die Hofsaak Teen Walt Disney Gewen Is” February 2013
“ANALYSIS: ECJ Decision on Software Victory for Innovation” 8 Augustus 2012
“ANALYSIS: Why the Apple Samsung Jury Got It Wrong” 26 September 2012
“Apple v Samsung Jury Patently Wrong” 20 September 2012.
“Register First is Only Way to Win Domain Name Race” 8 May 2012.
“The Numbers Game – Trade Marks and Domain Names” 2 May 2012.
“Will Traditional Knowledge Ever Be Protected” 25 March 2013
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WATCH (IP-WATCH)
“Inside Views: Medals, Model and Moguls” IP Watch Sept 2012.
“Inside Views: Patently Wrong – The Jury’s Verdict in Apple v Samsung” IP Watch September 2012.
“Inside Views: Form Over Function – The ECJ Rules on Software Copyright” IP Watch September 2012.
“South Africa: Trampling Tradition” IP Watch March 2013.