John Foster

Senior Associate - Cape Town, South Africa

Email: j.foster@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 21 673 4441
Fax:    + 27 21 683 5952

Qualifications 
BCom Law LLB. Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Experience
5 years

Fields of practice
John specialises in trade mark, copyright and unlawful competition litigation, including trade mark oppositions, trade mark and copyright infringement claims, domain name disputes, company and close corporation name objections; domestic and foreign trade mark applications, including trade mark searches and prosecution; advertising law, including advertising pre-clearance and complaints before the Advertising Standards Authority; and due diligence investigations.

Industry associations
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

Professional activities
Co-authored the chapter on Unlawful Competition in Dean & Dyer Introduction to Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press); lecturer on The Law of Branding at Vega School of Branding.
Co-author of Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements chapter in International Business Transactions (Kluwerlaw).

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