OUR PEOPLE

Vicky Stilwell

Director

Trade Mark Attorney

Department

Trade Marks

Email

vickys@kisch-ip.com

Tel

+27 11 324 3049

Qualifications

  • BA
  • LLB
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Trade Mark Practitioner (SAIIPL)

 

Experience

  • More than 13 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property, specialising in trade mark and copyright law
  • giving advice relating to selection of trade marks
  • conducting trade mark availability searches
  • filing trade mark applications
  • giving general advice regarding brand strategy and trade mark portfolio management
  • conducting trade mark portfolio reviews
  • prosecution of trade mark applications to registration including assessing, reporting on and dealing with official actions, making written representations to trade mark examiners, and making oral representations to the Registrar of Trade Marks at informal hearings
  • drafting trade mark assignment agreements and attending to trade mark assignment and substitution of applicant recordals
  • change of name, change of address and change of address for service recordals
  • recordals and cancellations of hypothecation of trade marks.
  • giving general copyright law advice
  • drafting of copyright related agreements, including assignment and licence agreements
  • drafting of commercial intellectual property agreements, including copyright and trade mark licence agreements, agreements relating to the sale and purchase of intellectual property and joint venture agreements
  • onducting intellectual property due diligence exercises
  • advising on intellectual property management and holding
  • advising on exchange control issues relating to intellectual property
  • advising on intellectual property disputes and intellectual property enforcement issues

Industry Associations

  • President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Publications & Conferences

  • Has written for various local and international publications. Specific information available on request
  • Author of South African chapter of A Practical Global Guide to International Copyright Law (Globe Law & Business)