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Mike du Toit
Attorney and trade mark practitioner

Firm profile

Mike du Toit is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a qualified Trademark Practitioner and senior adjudicator of domain name disputes in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 ( ECT Act) and regulations. He has more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law and is a former head of the trademark litigation department in John & Kernick and Bowman Gilfillan Inc and a founder and former head of the Intellectual Property Department of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs.He served on the council of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) for several years, is a past President of SAIIPL and was chairman of their ADR committee that set up the domain name dispute resolution platform for the resolution of domain name disputes in terms of the ECT Act and regulations. He has extensive experience in the enforcement and protection of clients’ rights, not only in South Africa, but across the African continent and the rest of the world. He is ideally placed to accept conflict of interest referrals from colleagues.

Areas of expertise

  • Trademark dispute resolution
  • Copyright dispute resolution
  • Domain name dispute resolution
  • Advertising Standards Authority dispute resolution
  • Ambush marketing
  • Enforcement of IP rights
  • Strategic IP advice
  • IP due diligence services
  • Commercial IP services
  • IP disputes arising from the Companies Act, 71 of 2008
  • IP disputes arising from the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008
  • Trademark filings
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Domain name filings


Contact us

Email address: mike(at)dutoit-ip.co.za
Website: www.iplawchambers.com
Cel nr:  0837794298
Fax nr : 086 2390909

PO Box 4926