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Werner van Straaten

Trademark Department

A candidate trade mark attorney experienced in copyright & related rights.


Werner is a candidate attorney in the trade mark department with a lecturing and research background in copyright and related rights. His focus is on trade mark searches and prosecution.

Werner obtained his LLB in 2013, whereafter he started working as an academic associate at the University of Pretoria. In 2016, he was appointed as assistant lecturer in the Law of Contracts and Intellectual Property Law. In 2017, he obtained a Masters degree for his research in Copyright Law.

Werner is also a registered arbitrator at the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA).

Contact Werner

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • University of Pretoria, LLB (2013)
  • University of Pretoria, LLM (Research) (2017)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark prosecution
> Trade Mark searches
> Copyright
> Anti-counterfeiting

Affiliations and Accolades

  • Arbitrator, Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA)