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Mercantile Law

Prof Roshana Kelbrick

Professor in Intellectual Property Law

Office: Cas van Vuuren Building 6-148
Tel: 012 429-8338
E-mail: kelbrra@unisa.ac.za

 

 

 

Qualifications:
BA (Pret) LLB (Stell) LLM (cum laude) LLD (Unisa)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Courses taught:

  • Law of Competition and Trade Marks (LML4802)
  • Competition Law (LLM) (UCL5901)
  • Trade Mark Law (LLM) (TRD5901)

A Detailed Profile, including Presentations and Publications:

  • Roshana Kelbrick is an Apex professor of Intellectual Property Law in the University of South Africa. She teaches Competition and Trade-mark Law at under- and postgraduate levels.
  • She obtained her doctorate from the University of South Africa for a thesis titled "Statutory Civil Remedies in Trade Mark Litigation". She qualified as an attorney of the High Court, and as a trade-mark practitioner. She is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
  • Previously a professor of Civil Procedure, she is an invited member of the International Association of Procedural Law, based in Bologna. She is a representative of South Africa on the International Advisory Board for the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, published by Kluwer Law International. She contributed, and updates, the country monograph on Civil Procedure.
  • From 2003 to 2004, she was the assistant editor of the South African Mercantile Law Journal, a peer review law journal with its editorial home in the Department of Mercantile Law. From 2007 to 2010, she was an editor of the Annual Survey of South African Law.
  • She has been a researcher rated by the National Research Foundation, from 2004 onwards. She received the Chancellor’s Prize for Research in 1999.
  • In June 2001, she was appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry to the Patent Examination Board. In 2002, she was appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry to the technical committee for redrafting consumer credit legislation, which, in 2005, led to the adoption of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005.
  • She was a project consultant to the Scenarios for the Future, commissioned by the European Patent Office and released in July 2007.

Books and contributions to books:

  1. Michele Havenga (gen ed) General Principles of Commercial Law 7 ed (2010) Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellectual Property Law and Franchising), 19 (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and 22 (The Law of Competition)
  2. Heinrich Schulze (gen ed) Algemene Beginsels van Kommersiële Reg 7 ed (2010), Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellektueelgoederereg en Fransering), 19 (Alternatiewe Dispuutbeslegting), en 22 (Mededingingsreg)
  3. Michele Havenga (gen ed) General Principles of Commercial Law 6 ed (2007) Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellectual Property Law and Franchising), 19 (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and 22 (The Law of Competition)
  4. Heinrich Schulze (gen ed) Algemene Beginsels van Kommersiële Reg 6 ed (2007), Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellektueelgoederereg en Fransering), 19 (Alternatiewe Dispuutbeslegting), en 22 (Mededingingsreg)
  5. Peter Havenga (gen ed) General Principles of Commercial Law 5 ed (2004) Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellectual Property Law and Franchising), 19 (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and 22 (The Law of Competition)
  6. Peter Havenga (gen ed) Algemene Beginsels van Kommersiële Reg 5 ed (2004), Juta & Co Ltd: Cape Town, chapters 18 (Intellektueelgoederereg en Fransering), 19 (Alternatiewe Dispuutbeslegting), en 22 (Mededingingsreg)
  7. "Discretionary powers of the judge in South Africa" (with Wouter de Vos), in: Marcel Storme & Burkhard Hess (eds) Discretionaire bevoegdheid van de rechter: Grenzen en controle (2003), Kluwer Law International: Mechelen
  8. International Encyclopedia of Laws: Civil Procedure country monograph: South Africa (2010; previously 1995, 2001 and 2005), Kluwer Law International, Louvain
  9. "Damages against the innocent infringer", in: Alison Firth, Shelley Lane & Yvonne Smyth (eds) Readings in Intellectual Property (1998), pp 547–560
  10. The Student Handbook for Civil Procedure (with J Faris & E Hurter) (1999; previously 1993 and 1996), Butterworths: Durban
  11. Workbook for Civil Procedure (with E Hurter & H Erasmus) (1993), Digma: Durban
  12. The Supreme and Magistrates' Courts Legislation Handbook (with J Taitz) (1990), Butterworths: Durban


Publications in peer review journals:

  1. ‘Geographical names: Has Century City Changed the Landscape?’ (2011) 23 SA Merc LJ 513
  2.  "Intellectual Property Law” (2011) Annual Survey of South African Law (with CJ Visser)
  3. ‘Can intellectual property legislation adequately protect the South African craft industry?’ SAJAH 26(1) 2011
  4. ‘The Counterfeit Goods Act and its international equivalents’  (2010) 35 SAYIL 148
  5. "Intellectual Property Law” (2010) Annual Survey of South African Law (with CJ Visser)
  6. "The Concept 'Similar Goods' in Trade-mark Law:" (2009) 4 SA Merc Law Journal 535
  7. "Intellectual Property Law’ (2009) Annual Survey of South African Law (with CJ Visser)
  8. "Ambush Marketing and the protection of the trade marks of international sports organisations - a comparative view" (2008) 1 CILSA 24
  9. "Intellectual Property Law (2008) Annual Survey of South African Law"
  10. "The W****D C*P of 2*1* - FIFA's intellectual property rights in South Africa" (2007) Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 327
  11. "The new trade-mark infringement provisions: how have the courts interpreted them?" (2007) 19 South African Mercantile Law Journal 86–96
  12. "Intellectual Property Law (2007) Annual Survey of South African Law" (with S Geyer)
  13. "Gaps in time: when must a mark be well-known?" (2006) 37 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 920–939
  14. "The term ‘well-known’ in South African trade-mark legislation: some comparative interpretations" (2005) 3 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 435
  15. "Laudatory trade marks: being first is not always good enough" (2003) 15 South African Mercantile Law Journal 295–302
  16. "Enforcement of consumer credit legislation — antipodean experiences" (2003) 36 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 159
  17. "Malice in Wonderland: or how to dispose of a claim against you by its sale in execution" (2003) 66 Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law 232–245
  18. "The debt collection problem — can credit control offer a solution?" (2002) 35 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 38
  19. "Interim orders: should they revive when appeal is noted against their discharge?" (2001) 64 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 32–45
  20. "Damages and interdicts for trademark infringement — how these remedies developed" (2000) 6 Fundamina 52
  21. "Discretionary powers of the judge in South Africa" (2000) 63 Tydskrif vir Hedendaagse Romeins-Hollandse Reg 537–560 (with Wouter de Vos)
  22. "The concept ‘reasonable royalty’ in intellectual property legislation — a comparative view" (1998) 31 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 18
  23. "Inquiries as to damages in South African intellectual property law" (1998) 10 South African Mercantile Law Journal 145–172
  24. "TRIPS and civil remedies for trade mark infringement: does English and South African national legislation comply with international standards?" (1997) 22 South African Yearbook of International Law 15
  25. "The historical development of civil copyright remedies in selected commonwealth jurisdictions" (1997) 30 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 131
  26. "Damages against the innocent infringer" [1996] 4 European Intellectual Property Review 204
  27. "The incola plaintiff, consent and arrest or attachment to found jurisdiction" (1992) 3 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa 332
  28. "The applicability of the Merchandise Marks Act to trade mark litigation" (1990) 2 South African Mercantile Law Journal 190–206
  29. "Delivery up in trade mark litigation" (1987) 1 Modern Business Law 12–22
  30. "The doctrine of consent" (1986) 19 Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern African 130