OUR PEOPLE

Andrew Papadopoulos

Director

Trade Mark Attorney - Accredited Domain Name ADR Adjudicator

Department

Trade Marks

Email

andrewp@kisch-ip.com

Tel

+27 11 324 3012

Qualifications

  • B Com (Law)
  • LL B
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Trade Mark Practitioner

Experience

  • Trade mark searching, filing and prosecution
  • Trade mark brand portfolio management and audits
  • Litigation: trade mark, unlawful competition and copyright litigation
  • Copyright advice and registration
  • Trade mark, copyright, software, sponsorship and entertainment law agreements
  • Advertising disputes and compliance
  • Domain name disputes and other ASA matters
  • Company name objections

Industry Associations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Intellectual Property of South Africa (SAIIPL)
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP)
  • Member of the Copyright Committee of SAIIPL
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Publications & Conferences

Presented at:

  •  8th Southern African Plant Breeders’ Association Symposium 2010; Selecting And Protecting Variety Names And Trade Marks; Stellenbosch; March 2010;
  • Marketing Legislation Seminar; Introduction to Intellectual Property and Copyright Law; Knowledge Resources; Sandton; July 2010
  • Global IP Exchange, March 2012, Munich, Germany; Materialising your distributors IP for expansion purposes
  • Academy of Intellectual Property Studies (AIPS), Mumbai, India, November 2012; Strategies Relating to producing and Marketing of Genetic Pharmaceuticals in Africa
  • Global IP Exchange, March 2013, Munich, Germany; Regulatory and related strategic issues impacting on IP holders’ use of their IP
  • A ban on brands: is extreme regulation a danger to the value of brands, and will it solve the problems it’s meant to address?; Plain Packaging Roundtable; GIBS, Johannesburg; 10 February 2016
  • Plain Packaging television interview; CCTV Africa – Africa Live; 10 February 2016
  • Ban On Brands radio interview; SAFM; 14 February 2016
  • Free to Choose; Free Market Foundation; Bryanston, Johannesburg; 31 May 2016
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