South African Case Study: Copyright and Intellectual Property
Mariëtte is a partner at the law firm Adams & Adams. She stumbled into the world of intellectual property (IP) law and has been involved in protecting the brands of large corporations and individuals for the last 25 years. She is passionate about protecting the creative efforts of local designers and creatives and was instrumental in Adams & Adams becoming involved as sponsors of Design Indaba and the Loerie Awards. Mariëtte has advised numerous South African designers on brands and copyright issues and regularly gives lectures on IP at local advertising and design schools.