Adams & Adams
Werina Griffiths

Werina Griffiths started her career at Adams & Adams' Commercial Property and Litigation Department before joining the Trade Mark Litigation Department. Her practice is focused on all forms of intellectual property with a keen interest in copyright and, in particular, software and publishing. She has knowledge and experience in all types of enforcement matters in various African territories and has also advised clients on legislative amendments and Regulatory matters. Werina has been involved in the representation of, and has acted for, prominent local and international clients across different industries including fashion, information technology, food and beverage, and retail. She is a co-author of the 2017 edition of Copyright Chapter in The Law of South Africa (LAWSA) publication and also conducts lectures in both LLB and LLM courses in Intellectual Property at the University of Pretoria.

Areas of Specialisation:
Trade Marks:
- Enforcement
- Enforcement
- Trade Marks
- Copyright
- Unfair Competition and PassingOff
- Domain Name Disputes

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Artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence and IP – Who owns the copyright?

“you just can’t differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans.” ― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot If a user were to provide an artificial intelligence (AI) programme, such as ChatGPT, with a storyline and it produced a best-selling novel, would that novel be protected…

Copyright Amendment Bill 2017

A revised version of the Copyright Amendment Bill was introduced into the National Assembly on 16 May 2017 in terms of Section 75 of the...
copyright amendment bill


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