Hans MuhlbergConsultant - Jersey, Channel Islands
Tel: +44 1534 838 000
Fax: +44 1534 838 001
BProc LLB (Wits) LLM (SA), SA Attorney, UK Solicitor, UK and EU Trade Mark Attorney (non-practising).
In 2016, Hans joined Spoor & Fisher Jersey as a consultant. Hans began his IP career at Spoor & Fisher in Pretoria, where he became a partner in 1988. In 1991 he moved to the UK, where he was a partner at a major London IP firm. He returned to South Africa in 2000 as head of trade marks at a leading South African law firm. Hans subsequently started his own law firm, and for many years worked closely with a leading South African branding agency. In 2009 Hans started a new IP consultancy, Muhlberg IP, offering writing and content marketing services to IP law firms, IP advisory and audit services to corporates. Hans is the author of a book on trade mark law called The Law of the Brand, and has published numerous IP articles and newsletters. For a time, Hans combined running his business with working as the chief writer and managing editor of a South African investigative magazine, Noseweek.
Fields of practice
Hans’s main speciality is trade marks. He also has a strong interest in copyright as well as the wider social, economic and political implications of IP. At Spoor & Fisher Jersey Hans is heavily involved with the firm’s written communications, in particular writing articles. He also carries out high-level advisory work and is involved in staff training and knowledge management.