the best that I can
(The motto of Owen’s primary school in Gwelo, Rhodesia – and his personal maxim ever since.)
Throughout his career, Owen has advised and litigated to protect the intellectual property rights of these entities – and many others.
Absa Bank ● Accelerate Property Fund ● African Revolutions ● Auto Trader ● Automotive Tooling Systems ● Aveng Africa ● BASF ● Beacon Sweets & Chocolates ● Black & Decker ● Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation ● BMW ● Bokomo Cooperative ● Browns Jewellers ● Caxton Group of Publishers ● Choice Hotels International ● Cipla Medpro ● Clover SA ● Coca Cola Company ● Cochrane Steel Products ● Col’Cacchio Restaurants ● CompTia Inc ● Dis-Chem ● Ditsong – Museums of SA ● Ecolab ● Ellies Electronics ● Enersul ● First National Bank ● Gallo Music Publishers ● GlaxoSmith Kline ● Global Roofing Solutions ● Golden Fried Chicken ● Growthpoint Properties ● Honda Motor Corporation ● Hugo Boss ● Imperial Cold Storage ● Interpark SA ● La Liga ● Medford Pharmaceuticals ● Mercedes-Benz ● Metso Minerals ● Mitsui & Co ● M-Net ● Motion Picture Association ● Namib Mills ● National Association of Broadcasters ● National Brands ● New Balance Athletic Shoes ● Nintendo Company ● Online Lottery Services ● Paym8 ● Pepkor ● Pioneer Foods ● Plasticolors ● Proctor & Gamble ● Ralf Schmitt ● Salomon ● Sid Forman Jewellery ● Stadium Management SA ● Ster Kinekor ● St Gobain ● STX Music Publishing ● Supercart SA ● SuperSport International ● The Apartheid Museum ● The North Face ● The Registrar of Trade Marks ● Transunion ● Tsogo Sun ● University of Johannesburg ● Vans Inc ● Warner Brothers ● Yuppie Gadgets ● ZA Central Registry
He has been entrusted to do so by the following attorneys – amongst others.
Adams & Adams ● Baker McKenzie ● Berdou Attorneys ● Bouwers ● Bowmans ● Darren Margo Attorneys ● Dewey Hertzberg Levy ● Don MacRobert ● ENS ● Eversheds ● Fairbridges ● Friedland Hart Solomon Nicholson ● Glyn Marais ● Hahn & Hahn ● Hogan Lovells ● Ian Levitt Attorneys ● Irish MacLeod ● Jeff Boulton Attorneys ● Jordaan & Wolberg ● Kisch IP ● Knowles Husain Lindsay ● Macrobert ● Mark Saltzman Attorneys ● Martin Brauer Attorneys ● Martin Hood & Associates ● McCallum, Rademeyer & Freimond ● Norton Rose Fulbright ● Kampel Kaufmann Attorneys ● Pierce Phukubje Matjiela ● Rademeyer Attorneys ● Ramsay Webber ● Robin Twaddle Attorneys ● Rod Christie ● Ron Wheeldon Attorneys ● Savage Jooste & Adams ● Schindlers ● Smit Sewgoolam ● Spoor & Fisher ● Von Seidels ● Webber Wentzel ● Werksmans
Owen loves sport. Although no longer a runner, Owen completed 5 Comrades Marathons, several marathons and other ultra’s. He has swum Midmar, competed in a number of triathlons and tri-relays and raced a few 947’s, Amashova, and several others. Owen has played tennis his whole life and is a Taekwon-do First Dan black belt. He is a Director of South African Taekwon-Do Association NPC, which is awaiting accreditation as the National Association for the International Taekwon-do Federation. Owen’s biggest sporting challenge is to make it to the golf course.
His other big love is music. His father being a highly experienced organist, choirmaster and composer , Owen grew up in a musical milieu. He is an avid listener with wide tastes. He played clarinet and guitar from early teenage years. For over ten years he played lead guitar in a six-piece band he founded, performing 60’s – 80’s hits for parties, weddings and corporate functions. The band undertook three tours of the Cape, played countless gigs and cut two CD’s. Owen has a collection of several guitars and still plays.
Owen rises early to take a walk and then meditate before breakfast. He cycles or gyms in the evening.
Owen accepts briefs on professional matters only from practising attorneys.
For enquiries relating to his books, and for workshops, lectures, and presentation of papers on intellectual property law, use the form below.