Charles Webster

Partner - Pretoria, South Africa

Tel:     + 27 12 676 1279
Fax:    + 27 12 676 1100

BSc (Computer Science) LLB. Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

29 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.

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 the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professional in 2014 and 2015. Listed in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Who's Who Legal Trademark editions. Listed as a key individual in the Chambers & Partners 2011 and 2012 Band 1 Law Firm. Listed as a key individual in the Legal 500 2011 Top Tier Firm. Listed in the fourth and fifth edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa. Listed in the Seventh Edition of Best Lawyers in South Africa - Intellectual Property Law.

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