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Spoor & Fisher

Established in 1920, Spoor & Fisher is a leading intellectual property (IP) law firm, with in-depth knowledge and experience in all aspects of IP. Our main offices are located in South Africa and Jersey (Channel Islands).

With years of practical experience and an extensive network of associates, Spoor & Fisher is ideally placed to assist both local and overseas clients in securing patent and trade mark protection throughout Africa and the world, and in exploiting their IP rights.

Spoor & Fisher South Africa focuses on the Southern African region while also securing and enforcing IP rights in the USA, Europe and Asia via close relationships with international IP practitioners. The remainder of Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean fall under Spoor & Fisher Jersey, with an extensive network of local practitioners providing services throughout these regions.

Spoor & Fisher’s capabilities are built around a team of highly qualified and experienced professional advisors. There are two main fields of practice: trademarks/copyright and patents/designs, with commercial IP straddling the two. In addition to the normal service offering, the Trade Mark Department has particular expertise in dealing with ambush marketing and advertising disputes. The firm also has an anti-counterfeiting unit with dedicated investigators to assist in identifying counterfeiters, conducting surveillance exercises and identifying and shutting down counterfeiting activities.

The Commercial IP Department offers a variety of specialised services in areas such as IP valuations,  domain names, plant breeders’ rights, litigation and regulatory compliance.

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