Ms Janine Hollesen > Werksmans Attorneys > Cape Town, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Werksmans Attorneys
LEVEL 1, NO.5 SILO SQUARE,
V&A WATERFRONT
CAPE TOWN 8001
South Africa
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Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Director, Head of the Intellectual Property Practice

Career

Director Janine Hollesen is head of the Intellectual Property (IP) practice area. She specialises in all aspects of IP law, including trade mark clearance searches and registration; protection and enforcement of IP rights; IP litigation; unlawful competition; counterfeit goods; and domain name disputes. Janine also advises on commercial matters such as securitisation and due diligence investigations in M&A transactions. Her expertise also covers the protection of plant breeders’ rights – including the commercialisation of new varieties and litigation relating thereto. Janine also advises clients in relation to copyright law including licensing; sale; and copyright disputes. She furthermore advises on complaints before the Advertising Standards Authority.

Memberships

South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Plant Breeders’ Rights Committee

Education

BA LLB (Stellenbosch)
LLM (Unisa)
Solicitor of England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Intellectual property

Werksmans Attorneys has a highly-developed intellectual property practice that handles a steady pipeline of trade mark and brand protection engagements. It represents an impressive number of blue-chip South African and multinational businesses in local and Africa-wide matters. Janine Hollesen is a prominent name in trade mark registration, protection and enforcement, while Donvay Wegierski is an expert in multi-jurisdictional matters across the continent, especially trade mark filings and oppositions.