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Brian Wimpey studied law at the University of the Witwatersrand and completed his B. Proc. and post-graduate LLB in 1983. He was admitted as an attorney in 1986 and has practiced exclusively in intellectual property for 33 years. Brian was elected as a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) in 1991 after passing its specialist exams and was President of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property (SAIIPL) from 2009 to 2010. Since 1995, Brian has been a lecturer and examiner in respect of the group 1 and 2 trademark exams offered by the Institute. Brian is also senior adjudicator of the ADR-ZA Domain Dispute Resolution Authority.
Brian’s experience comes from a range of contentious and non-contentious trademark, copyright and related work and he has run a number of interesting litigation matters before both the registrar of trademarks and the High Court for major international and local clients. Brian has contributed to the international publications World Trademark Review (https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/) and the Life Sciences Law Review 2nd edition, and the Intellectual Property Magazine (https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/) among others.
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