Cedric Puckrin

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Cedric Puckrin specialises in all aspects of intellectual property law, as well as aviation, customs and excise and insurance law.  His practice includes litigation, arbitrations, inquiries and applications in relation to scientific or technical subject matter.

Notable CasesMany major patent, trade mark and copyright cases in South Africa over the past 15 years.  Also numerous Customs and Excise and aviation cases, including arbitrations and ICAO 13 investigations involving airline disasters.  In particular, Cedric Puckrin appeared in the MacDonalds “well known marks” litigation in South Africa and was leading counsel in the accident inquiry relating to the South African Airways 747 airline disaster off the coast of Mauritius in 1989.  He has appeared before the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, and before the Constitutional Court of South Africa in a matter involving the Constitutionality of the Education Bill.


Cedric Puckrin is principally based in South Africa but remains available to accept instructions in the English jurisdiction upon notice.  He is fluent in Afrikaans and Dutch.  For many years Cedric Puckrin was a member of the Standing Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property in South Africa and was for three years the Chairman of the Air Services Licensing Council.  He has acted as a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa on a number of occasions and was also appointed as a Judge of Appeal in Botswana for five years.