Charles WebsterPartner, Chairperson of the Partnership - 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.
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 aspects of IP portfolio management and acts for a number of local and international blue-chip companies.
Past President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Co-author of the 4th edition of Webster and Page: South African Law of Trade Marks and LAWSA Volume 4: Trade Marks. Charles is a member of INTA's Trademark Reporter Committee. He has lectured on both Trade Mark Law and Copyright for the Patent Examination Board, lectures LLM students at the University of Stellenbosch on Trade Mark Law and is an examiner for the Trade Mark Practitioners exam of SAIIPL.
Listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2014 - 2017.
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 - 2017.
Charles is listed in World IP Review Leaders 2016 and 2017 - 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.
Best Lawyers named Charles as 2017 Johannesburg Intellectual Property Law lawyer of the year.