Mike du Toit is an experienced litigator in all aspects of trade mark infringement, passing off, counterfeit goods matters, copyright disputes, domain name dispute resolution and Advertising Standards Authority dispute resolution.

He has an active commercial High Court litigation practice including the resolution of property disputes through arbitration. He is the advisor to the South African Music Performance Rights Association regarding the recovery of music royalties.


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 25 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. Mike 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.

Mike du Toit

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