Ugreson Maistry

Trademark and IP Counsel at Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Global Development GmbH)

Ugreson Maistry is trademark and IP counsel (legal department) for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Mr Maistry’s core trademark activities for FSC Global Development GmbH include prosecutions and registrations, enforcement, licensing and IP strategy. 

His prosecutions include trademarks and certification marks, and his enforcement actions include trademarks, counterfeit goods, domain names and unfair competition. He is concerned with certification services and trademark protection of products coming directly from woods or forests, transformed wood by-products, pulp, timber-felling and processing, milling and recycling. Mr Maistry is counsel in complex out-licensing transactions with global partners and companies specialised in wood, pulp, paper and non-timber forest products. 

Mr Maistry is a solicitor of England and Wales, and an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He obtained his bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and his master of laws from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre. Mr Maistry has worked for law firms in South Africa, Germany and Spain, specialising in IP and entertainment law. He has also worked for German and South African public research institutions, researching in biotechnology patent law and lecturing in IP management.

Mr Maistry is a research associate of the UCT IP Law Unit and is involved in plant, human and animal biotechnology innovation and patents. He has co-taught the online WIPO Academy Advanced Course in IP management, and is a former scholarship holder of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organisation founded in 1993 to help secure the future of the world’s forests. Through forest certification and forest management policies, FSC promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC-certified products use production processes that help to preserve forests, and FSC’s trademarks raise awareness in the market about the importance of responsible forest management. 

Professional associations

  • African Good Governance Network
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Cape Town IP UNIT
  • WIPO Academy


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

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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Global Development GmbH)

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