Mr Eben van Wyk > Spoor & Fisher > Pretoria, South Africa > Lawyer Profile

Spoor & Fisher
South Africa

Work Department

Trade mark Enforcement


Eben is a partner at Spoor & Fisher. He specialises in intellectual property litigation, including trade mark, copyright, unlawful competition domain and company name disputes, and advertising law litigation.He also deals with domestic and international trade mark prosecution, provides advertising advice and deals with commercial IP transactions, including licensing arrangements and due diligence investigations. 


Over twenty years’ experience in Intellectual Property. Partner and head of Intellectual Property Law Department at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr until 2012. Partner at Spoor & Fisher since 2012.

Professional activities

Co-author of South African chapter in the Intellectual Property Review.

Co-author of the Unlawful Competition chapter of Dean & Dyer: Intellectual Property Law (Oxford University Press), 2014.

Author of South African chapter in INTA Geographical Indications, Certification Marks and Collective Marks: An International Guide.

Co-author of Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements chapter in International Business Transactions (Kluwerlaw), 2009.

Guest lecturer IP LLM and IP short course: Stellenbosch University.

Guest presenter of Wine Business Programme: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Writer of numerous articles for industry publications.

Market Recognition

Eben is listed in the WTR 1000 as one of the World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals in 2011 – 2020.

Legal 500 EMEA ranks Eben as one of South Africa’s Intellectual Property Law experts 2008 – 2020.

Best Lawyers listed Eben as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa 2011 – 2021.

Best Lawyers listed Eben as a ‘Best Lawyer’ in Litigation in South Africa 2016, 2017, 2019 – 2021.

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers rates Eben in Intellectual Property Band 3 2011 – 2020.

Who’s Who Legal named Eben as one of the leading Trademark Lawyers in South Africa 2011, 2012, 2014 – 2020.

Eben is listed in World IP Review Leaders – Best IP Practitioners 2016 – 2020.

Eben is listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2015 – 2021.

Best Lawyers named Eben as 2017 Cape Town Intellectual Property Law lawyer of the year


English, Afrikaans


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

Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) and the INTA Unlawful Competition Subcommittee.

Member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) of South Africa.

Board Member of Association Internationale des Juristes du Droit de la Vigne et du Vin (AIDV).

Cape Law Society member.

Member od the Legal Practice Council (LPC).


BProc, LLM (IP) (Cum Laude). Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Solicitor of England & Wales (non-practising).


Cycling and wine making

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.