CRAMMER 2017 | SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS

DARREN OLIVIER | PARTNER

Our MC for the day, Darren is an experienced intellectual property advisor with over 20 years experience gained in local and international law firms as well as in-house. He is especially interested in IP management (primarily brands), prosecution, commercialisation and enforcement in Africa but worked for a decade in London, focusing on Europe.

Darren was an editorial board member of Oxford University Press: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice and is the blogmeister and founder of the Afro-IP weblog.

Michael Charton

MICHAEL CHARTON | HISTORIAN & STORYTELLER

Michael Charton is a Capetonian with a passion for the story of South Africa. A passion which, in the end, would gradually lure him away from the corporate roll which he spent so many years studying and training for. Schooled at Stellenbosch University and later the University of Cape Town, he studied finance and accounting while indulging in his two loves, rugby and reading.

In 2010, following an unorthodox project for an advertising client, he began telling stories. And by 2015, he had developed and told a number of original non-fiction stories. 2015 presented an opportune moment, which Michael took. Resigning his job as a financial director, in order to realise a decade-old idea: to make the complex history of South Africa more accessible to both visitors and South Africans through the medium of a story: My Father’s Coat. In the process he founded INHERIT SOUTH AFRICA, with the intention to continue revealing untold stories from the past for entertainment, understanding, and nation-building.

THE CRAMMER PANEL

Gérard du Plessis

PARTNER | CHAIRMAN

Kelly Thompson

PARTNER

Werina Griffiths

PARTNER

Somayya Khan

PARTNER

Jac Marais

PARTNER

Lita Miti-Qamata

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

TRADE MARKS BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Jenny Pienaar

PARTNER

Debbie Marriott

PARTNER

Mariëtte du Plessis

PARTNER

Alicia Kabini

PARTNER

Kareema Shaik

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Nicholas Rosslee

ASSOCIATE

Maureen Makoko

ASSOCIATE

Gail

Gail Schimmel

CEO | THE ASA

COMMERCIAL LAW BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Dr. Danie Strachan

PARTNER

André Visser

PARTNER

Andrew Molver

PARTNER

Thando Manentsa

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Helgard Janse van Rensburg

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Delia Roopnarain

ASSOCIATE

PATENTS BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Pieter Visagie

PARTNER

Hugo_Biermann

Hugo Biermann

ASSOCIATE

Werina Griffiths

PARTNER

Dr Sehlapelo_

Dr. Bethuel Sehlapelo

TIA

Kerry Faul_

Dr Kerry Faul

NIPMO

Clive Erasmus_

Clive Erasmus

SASOL