Ms Megan Reimers > Spoor & Fisher > Pretoria, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Spoor & Fisher
11 BYLS BRIDGE BOULEVARD, BUILDING NO.14
HIGHVELD EXT 73, CENTURION
PRETORIA, 0157
South Africa

Work Department

Trade mark Enforcement

Position

Megan is a partner at Spoor & Fisher. She specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecution, portfolio management, litigation, in particular trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, unlawful competition, Advertising Regulatory Board complaints, company name objections, and domain name disputes. Megan has extensive experience in all facets and aspects of IP matters; she acts and is a consultant for a number of blue-chip companies.

Career

Megan completed her BLC LLB degree (cum laude) at the University of Pretoria in 1994. She joined Spoor & Fisher in 1996 and was admitted into the partnership in 2003.

Professional activities

Author of International Opposition Guide: Comparative Practice and Procedures (INTA), 2019.

Megan has lectured at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Co-author of the Trade marks chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law in South Africa, 2014.

Co-author of trade marks chapter of 3
rd edition: The Law of South Africa (LexisNexis), 2018.

Market Recognition

Listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2018 and 2019.

Listed in Managing Intellectual Property as one of the Top 250 Women in IP 2019 – 2020.

Listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2019 – 2020.

Nominated as Acritas Individual Star lawyer 2019.

Named
Most Influential Woman in Intellectual Property Law 2020 – South Africa by Acquisition INTL magazine’s 2020 Global Excellence Awards.

Languages

English, Afrikaans  

Memberships

Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).

Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Member of the ADR Domain Name Committee of Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

Member of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Education

Qualifications BLC, LLB (Cum Laude). Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Notary Public.

Lawyer Rankings

South Africa > Intellectual property

Spoor & Fisher specialises in intellectual property and has strong knowledge of trademarks, copyright and anti-counterfeiting. It is active across Africa, through local offices and trusted agents, allowing it to be involved in cross-border IP cases for high-profile clients. Mohamed Khader heads the sizable anti-counterfeiting team and the experienced Hugh Moubray leads the patent litigation department. Eben van Wyk and Megan Reimers are leading trademark attorneys and Dina Biagio is a key patent attorney. Carl van Rooyen and Charles Webster are other names to note on the trademark side.