Ugreson Maistry

Trademark and IP Counsel at FSC Global Development GmbH

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit membership organisation. The mission of FSC is “forests for all forever”. Through forest certification and forest management policies, FSC promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Its trademarks raise awareness in the market about the importance of responsible forest management and are used by FSC’s certificate and promotional licensees. 

Ugreson Maistry is FSC’s trademark and IP counsel. He is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa (2007) and a qualified solicitor in England and Wales (2011). He is a trademark prosecution, litigation and licensing lawyer and has worked in leading IP and entertainment law firms in South Africa, Germany and Spain, gaining considerable international and cross-border IP law experience. He has a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and a master of laws degree from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre. His mother tongue is English and he speaks German. 

Mr Maistry manages FSC’s IP portfolio and protects, enforces and licenses FSC’s trademarks and intellectual property for FSC Global Development GmbH. His legal practice at FSC includes prosecution (trademarks and certification marks), litigation (trademarks, counterfeit goods, domain names and unfair competition), IP valuation and IP systems implementation. His global and regional anti-counterfeiting activities include implementing trainings and preventative measures and strategies for online and border control. Mr Maistry is also counsel in complex international out-licensing negotiations with global partners, including well-known wood, pulp, paper and non-timber forest product companies in the cosmetics, fashion, food and beverage, retail, sportswear and wood-based industries.

Mr Maistry is a former holder of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property scholarship, regularly co-teaches the World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy distance learning programmes’ advanced course in IP management and is a research associate at the UCT IP Law Unit.

Professional associations

  • WIPO


  • Construction
  • Fashion
  • Food/beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial goods
  • Internet/online
  • Media
  • Not-for-profit
  • Personal/household
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Technology

Firm details

FSC Global Development GmbH
Bonn and Munich

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