Charné Le Roux

Charné Le Roux

Charné Le Roux

Partner

Trade Mark Attorney

About

  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Charné Le Roux is a partner in the Trade Mark Litigation Department at Adams & Adams in Cape Town and is also the partner responsible for the firm’s sustainability program.  Charné holds Bluris, LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria and holds 23 years experience, post admission.  She specialises in the prosecution and litigation of trade marks as well as advertising, domain name, copyright and competition law litigation. 

    She has since 2003 acted as a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation and is a senior domain name adjudicator of the SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law.  She was selected as Fellow of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in 2015 and 2016 and currently serves as a member of its Intellectual Property Constituency.  Charné regularly speaks at conferences with international and local audiences on various IP topics and has published articles and co-authored international text books on copyright, domain name law and regulatory practices including IP.

     

     


  • Academic

    • BIuris – University of Pretoria (1990)
    • LLB – University of Pretoria (1992)


  • Qualifications

    • Admitted attorney (1994)
    • SA Institute of Intellectual Property Law | Trade Mark Practitioner (1996)
    • World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) | Panelist for all top level domain name disputes (2003)


  • Credentials

    • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – ICANN56 Policy Council Fellow (Only fellow from South Africa)
    • Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN – Member
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) | Fellow
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) | Alternative Dispute Resolution Member
    • Law Society of the Northern Provinces | Member
    • Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope | Member
    • Law Society of Kwa-Zulu Natal | Member
    • Only South African Fellow on the ICANN Policy Council (2016 -2017)
    • Who’s Who Legal Ranking – Trademarks 2017