IP Public Lecture 2016 – Comparative Brand Advertising

Posted on Aug 4, 2016

IP Public Lecture 2016 – Comparative Brand Advertising


Watch the video of the lecture below.

The Chair of Intellectual Property Law presents the annual IP Law Public Lecture 2016 with Charles Webster, partner at Spoor & Fisher and frequent contributor to the intellectual property law programmes (LLM, PGDip and Short Course) at Stellenbosch University.

Charles’ lecture on Comparative Brand Advertising: the legal do’s and don’ts promises to be of significant value to all trade mark practitioners and brand managers and indeed everyone with an interest in promoting their goods or services in a competitive environment.

Charles’ wide experience at the upper echelon of corporate and commercial trade mark litigation makes this a must attend event.

Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture and the cocktail reception to follow. Attendance is FREE to all who RSVP.


25 August 2016


18:00 for 18:30 (refreshments from 18:00)


Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law

JC de Wet Hall

Ou Hoofgebou Room 1023

Corner of Victoria & Ryneveld Street


Click here for directions.




Smart casual


By 20 August 2016

Email – annettev@sun.ac.za

Tel – 021 808 9371 (08:00 – 14:00)

To download the invitation click here. IP Public Lecture 2016 (5)

About the speaker:

30 years

Fields of practice
Charles specialises in litigation, in particular trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, unlawful competition, Advertising Standards Authority complaints, company name objections, and domain name disputes. Charles has extensive experience in all facets and aspects of IP matters; he acts and is a consultant for a number of local and internationally-listed blue-chip companies.

Industry associations 
Past President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Professional activities
Co-author of the 4th edition of Webster and Page South African Law of Trade Marks; Volume 4 of Trade Marks in the Law of South Africa. Charles sits on the Editorial Board of Trademark Reporter (INTA). He has lectured on both Trade Mark Law and Copyright for the Patent Examination Board.

Market Recognition
Listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2014 – 2016.
Listed in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Who’s Who Legal Trademark editions.
Listed as a key individual in the Chambers Global 2011, 2012 and 2016 Band 1 Law Firm Intellectual Property Law Firm – South Africa.
Listed as a key individual in the Legal 500 2011 and 2016 Top Tier Firm.
Best Lawyers listed Charles as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2009 – 2016.
Charles is listed in World IP Review Leaders 2016 – Best IP Practitioners.
Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 and 2016.
Charles is listed as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners in Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2016.