Christophe van Zyl is an attorney at law (South Africa) and Trade Mark Practitioner (South Africa), and Head of Dennemeyer’s Africa Practice Group. Christophe van Zyl is excited to combine his passion for trademarks, the potential of the African market and process management by developing the new Dennemeyer Africa practice group.
His experience covers Trademark filing, prosecution and litigation with a focus on Africa, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, packaging of pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs in Africa, domain names, commercial IP and advice focusing on Africa.
To the ordinary consumer, trademark-infringing and counterfeit goods are simply perceived to be “fake” because they look identical to an established product but, from a legal perspective, things are not that simple.
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