Jared de Canha

Associate | Trade Mark Attorney
Contact Details
+27 12 432 6428
4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa
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About me

Jared is an admitted attorney, trade mark practitioner and associate in the Trade Mark Litigation Department in Pretoria. He served his articles of clerkship at Adams & Adams after attaining his LLB and LLM degrees with distinction at the University of Pretoria in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Jared was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2022 and inducted as a Fellow of SAIIPL and trade mark practitioner in 2023. He assists in a broad range of litigious intellectual property matters in South Africa, and throughout Africa.

  • Trade Mark Litigation (Enforcement)
  • Copyright Litigation (Enforcement)
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Company and Close Corporation Name Objections
  • Advertising and Regulatory Issues
  • Commercial IP Transactions


  • LLM (Mercantile Law) (with distinction) – University of Pretoria | 2019
  • LLB (with distinction) – University of Pretoria | 2018


  • Admitted Attorney | 2022


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow


  • SAIIPL Student of the Year | 2023
  • Thought Leading Author for Intellectual Property in South Africa | Autumn 2023

Jared de Canha News & Podcasts

One work to rule them all?

May 17 2023 | Adams News, | Jared de Canha,

Battle lines have recently been drawn, after fan fiction writer, Demetrious Polychron, filed a 250-m...

Ed Sheeran two-steps to victory in copyright dispute across the pond

May 10 2023 | Copyright, | Intellectual Property, | Jani Cronjé, | Jared de Canha, | Trade Marks,

Ed Sheeran’s victories continue to multiply, after a New York jury recently ruled that his song, T...

Parody in South Africa: addressing the Hippo in the room

Sep 07 2022 | Intellectual Property, | Jani Cronjé, | Jared de Canha, | Trade Marks,

A recent advertising parody has caused quite a stir at the watering hole, and left consumers questio...