OUR PEOPLE

Andrew Papadopoulos

Director

Trade Mark Attorney

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

  • Domain Names – A Thoroughly Underrated Resource; Maximising the potential of a brand name; The Bench; Issue 1; 2007
  • A Discovery Application, A Restoration Of A Deregistered Company And A Company Who Nearly Got Away With It; May 2007
  • Background Music – Still The Property Of Someone Else’s Intellect – The Copyright In Musical Works – Performing And Mechanical Licences; The Bench; July 2008
  • It’s A Long-Term Marketing Strategy; The Intellectual Property Perspective; July 2008
  • Are You Listening To Music Legally; The Bench; Issue 2; 2008
  • False Trade Descriptions Get Political – Political Parties “Coping” With Trade Dress Legtimacy Issues; January 2009
  • A Shampoo Tantrum; World Intellectual Property Review; September / October 2009;
  • Speaking In Tongues; World Intellectual Property Review; May / June 2010
  • The Key To Using Competitors’ Brand Names; Keyword Advertising: Can You Use Your Competitors’ Trade Marks?; AdVantage; November 2010
  • Love It Or Hate It, In 2010 You’ll Hear It; AdVantage May 2010
  • What Is the Shape of Your Bunny? – A Look into Whether a Shape of a Product Can Also Be a Trade Mark; AdVantage April 2010
  • Of Course It’s Legal – Isn’t It?; Advertising agencies or brand owners – Whose job is it to ensure an advertisement is legal?; AdVantage; April 2011
  • The Greatest Product In The Universe… Ever!; The Legalities Of The Fine Line Between Puffery And Making A Factual Claim; AdVantage; June 2011
  • Riding on the Fame of Another’s Personality Rights; When can a photograph of a celebrity be used in an advertisement?; AdVantage; September 2011
  • Trade Marks, Passing Off, Advertising Goodwill – Those Are Not My Concern… Or Are They?; The Short Guide To Advertising-Related Legal Issues; AdVantage October 2011
  • South Africa Jurisdiction Report; The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2013; May 2013
  • Where Is That Edge? – How A Diverse Society Heightens The Risk Of A Complaint Being Lodged Against Your Advertisement; Advantage  August 2012
  • Location, Location, Location – The Territorial Nature of Trade Mark Protection; AdVantage Feb 2013
  • South Africa Jurisdiction Report; The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2014; May 2014
  • The Location of an Online Market; World Intellectual Property Review March/April 2015
  • To Be Written or Not To Be Written; Without Prejudice April 2015
  • South Africa Jurisdiction Report; The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2015; May 2015
  • South Africa Jurisdiction Report; The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks 2015; May 2015
  • Brand bans don’t change behaviour but do destroy jobs; Press Release; February 2016
  • WHOSE IDEA WAS IT ANYWAY?, Intellectual Property – The Most Valuable Asset If Properly Protected, Entrepreneur May 2016
  • IS YOUR ADVERTISING AND MARKETING MATERIAL LEGAL?; Polity, April 2016
  • DOES YOUR ADVERTISING AND MARKETING MATERIAL MEET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS?, Standard Bank BizConnect, May 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK REGISTRATIONS ARE BRILLIANT … UNLESS THEY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, Enforcement of International registrations in Africa; Polity; May 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK REGISTRATIONS ARE BRILLIANT … UNLESS THEY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, Enforcement of International registrations in Africa; Africa Law Business, June 2016
  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK REGISTRATIONS ARE BRILLIANT … UNLESS THEY ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE, Enforcement of International registrations in Africa; Commercial Dispute Resolution, June 2016
  • Attends the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) annual conference
  • Attends Global IP Exchange conference

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