Brandholder Anti-Counterfeiting Forum

 

Chairperson:                  Raj Pather (Brand Protection Manager – Nike South Africa)

Vice Chairperson:         Johann Guldenpfenning (Brand Protection Manager – Skye Distribution)

The Brandholder Anti-Counterfeiting (BAC) Forum is a newly launched Forum, established to encourage collaboration between brandholders to address common issues such as counterfeiting, relationships with law enforcement agencies, lobbying and advocacy, and training sessions.

Objectives:

  1. To address cross-cutting issues experienced by brandholders.
  2. To lobby government in terms of pressing matters.
  3. To engage with law enforcement agencies to establish a valid working relationship, and open channels of communication.

Past Speakers have included:

  • Freek van Rooyen, Partner: Trade, Energy & Transport Division at Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys on “The Border Management Authority Bill: Will it enhance trade?”
  • Amanda Lotheringen, Senior Manager: Copyright and IP Enforcement at the CIPC, on “Fragmented Enforcement Strategies”

Copies of these presentations can be accessed here.

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