Craig Cothill

Admission to Society of Advocates: 2002


BProc, LLB, LLM and registered as a student of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law

Areas of Practice: Arbitrations, Banking, Commercial, Company, Construction, Corporate, Defamation, Delict, Equity and Trusts, Insolvency, Intellectual property, Landlord and Tenant, Media, Municipal, Property

Cel: 083-556-7306 Tel: 011-263-8900


After completing his articles, Craig joined the Bar in 2002 and has developed a practice in a wide range of fields.

In the last five years Craig has specialised in commercial property finance transactions and disputes concerning securities such as cessions, sureties, mortgage bonds and subordinations.
Craig has for the last three years gained experience in intellectual property disputes and is a registered student of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
Craig also has experience in appearing before the Tribunal of the Registrar of Trade Marks, and disputes in Swaziland.

Recent / Major Cases:

  • Strix Limited v Nu-World Industries (Pty) Ltd, a patent infringement trial.
  • Phillip Morris Products S.A. v British American Tobacco Ltd, a trademark dispute.
  • Riscom (Pty) Ltd v Hazard Risk (Pty) Ltd, a copyright infringement dispute.
  • Page Automation (Pty) Ltd v Profusa (Pty) Ltd concerning the cession of future rights and cessions in general.
  • Moruo Properties (Pty) Ltd v Calgro M3 Developments Ltd concerning a trial about the rectification of an offer to purchase land.
Craig Cothill

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