Christiaan has further built his experience in these areas of law through his employment at various Intellectual Property Law Firms, including Rademeyer Attorneys (associated with McCullum Rademeyer & Freimond) and De Kock Attorneys Inc (subsequently merged with Stegmanns Inc), as well as part of the team responsible for the Trade Mark and Domain portfolios at Sasol Technology, and in holding a legal position in Intellectual Property at the Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce (DTIC) in the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's (CIPC) Trade Marks Office.
Christiaan obtained a LLB degree at North-West University, Potchefstroom, and is an admitted and practicing attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He is currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Christiaan is further involved in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa as a Senior Domain Dispute Adjudicator, as well as serving on the SAIIPL (South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law) ADR, Copyright and Trade Mark Committees, as well as the AIPLITL (South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law) Communications Committee.
Christiaan has great passion for Intellectual Property Law, specifically in the creative sector, and continuously strives to build his expertise and reputation in this field. He further aims to be among the leading professionals in Intellectual Property Law, as well as continue to be actively involved in the advance of legal innovations and Intellectual Property development in South African.