Derek is a Director and Trade Mark attorney at KISCH IP. Derek has intellectual property litigation experience extending over some 38 years in trade mark, copyright and related unlawful competition issues. Over the past 20 years he has carried out IP valuations (and valuations of IP related implementation systems and support intangibles) in a wide variety of technologies and commercial sectors, for various local and multinational companies and for due diligence and price determination purposes. Derek has also negotiated, from time to time, DTI and Exchange Control approval of licence fee royalties payable to foreign intellectual property rights holders in respect of a wide range of product categories – ranging from lingerie and agricultural equipment to blood plasma production processes. Regularly published in local and international journals, Derek also co-authored a book on the use of intellectual property entitled “Strategy in the use of Intellectual Property”.