Eben van Wyk

Partner - Cape Town, South Africa

Email: e.vanwyk@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 21 673 4439
Fax:    + 27 21 683 5952

Qualifications
BProc LLM (IP) (Cum Laude). Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising). 

Experience
17 years

Fields of practice
Intellectual Property litigation; advertising law and matters before the Advertising Standards Authority; domestic and international trade mark registration, searches and renewals, Intellectual Property aspects relating to commercial matters; due diligence investigations.

Industry associations
Member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the INTA Unlawful Competition Subcommittee.
Member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) of South Africa.
Board Member of Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin (International Wine Law Association).
Cape Law Society member.

Professional activities
Co-author of South African chapter in the Intellectual Property Review.
Co-author of the Unlawful Competition chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press).
Author of South African chapter in INTA Geographical Indications, Certification Marks and Collective Marks: An International Guide.
Co-author of Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements chapter in International Business Transactions (Kluwerlaw).

Market recognition
Eben is listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2014 - 2016.
Legal 500 EMEA ranks Eben as one of South Africa's Intellectual Property Law experts 2008 - 2016.
World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 rates Eben as an Intellectual Property expert 2011 - 2016.
Best Lawyers listed Eben as a 'Best Lawyer' in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2011 - 2017.
Best Lawyers listed Eben as a 'Best Lawyer' in Litigation in South Africa 2016 and 2017.
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business rates Eben in Intellectual Property Band 3 2011 - 2015.
Listed as a key individual in the Chambers Global 2016 Band 1 Intellectual Property Law Firm – South Africa.
Who's Who Legal named Eben as one of the leading Trademark Lawyers in South Africa 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Eben is listed in World IP Review Leaders 2016 - Best IP Practitioners.
Eben is listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 and 2016.
Best Lawyers named Eben as 2017 Cape Town Intellectual Property Law lawyer of the year.

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