Sadulla Karjiker

Professor Sadulla Karjiker

Chair of Intellectual Property Law

Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law

Tel: +27(0) 21 808 3561/9371



Prof Karjiker is lecturer of Intellectual Property Law (LLB & LLM), Information Technology Law (LLM), Copyright Law and Trade Mark Law (LLM) and Company Law (LLB) in the Department of Mercantile Law. He is admitted as an attorney in South Africa and a solicitor in England, and has practised in corporate and commercial law in both jurisdictions. He also worked for a UK legal publisher on its technology related projects. His current research interests are copyright and trade mark law.

Prof Karjiker holds the Chair of Intellectual Property Law from 2016. He is the programme coordinator of the LLM (IP Law) and PGDip (IP Law) programmes and the Stellenbosch coordinator of the annual IP Law Short Course.



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“PAIPO – unnecessary and unwanted” Without Prejudice December 2012     

“Rethink IP changes” Financial Mail June 2013    

“Justifications for Copyright: The Moral Justifications” 2013 (1) South African Intellectual Property Law Journal 42

“In racemes veritas” Without Prejudice February 2014     

“A Response To Forcehimes’ ‘Download This Essay: A Defence Of Stealing Books'” 2014 Think 38 Vol 13     

“The new gTLDs and the resolution of trade mark disputes” 2014 Stellenbosch Law Review 408     

“Justifications for Copyright: The Economic Justifications” 2014 (2) South African Intellectual Property Law Journal 13     

“The first-sale doctrine: Parallel importation and beyond” 2015 Stellenbosch Law Review 633     


“Needletime royalties” Without Prejudice July 2015     




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