Jeremy Speres

Partner - Cape Town, South Africa

Tel:     + 27 21 673 4401
Fax:    + 27 21 683 5952

BA LLB LLM, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

11 years

Fields of Practice
Jeremy practises intellectual property and IT law, with broad transactional, contentious and prosecution experience around the world.

Jeremy has extensive knowledge and experience in global internet law (both contentious and transactional), including domain name law and online IP protection. He is an active domain name dispute adjudicator and litigant around the world. Jeremy leads Spoor & Fisher’s domain names and online brand enforcement department. He is lead counsel in South Africa's first site blocking case.

Jeremy has good technical knowledge of the internet protocol suite and cyber security, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTTP(S), SSL/TLS, TCP/IP, BGP, email protocols and DNS, including DNS security concepts such as DNSSEC, CAA, SPF, DKIM, DMARC and DNS over HTTPS (DoH). He has experience handling contentious and transactional aspects of internet numbering resources, including IPv4, IPv6 and Autonomous Systems (AS), and dealing with Regional Internet Registries. Jeremy has a good technical knowledge of and experience with internet governance and the intermediary ecosystem, including enforcement actions on all major platforms, as well as dark web investigations and payment gateway actions.

He is active in the IP community, regularly contributing articles to IP and other legal publications.

Professional activities
Jeremy is a domain name dispute adjudicator as well as a guest lecturer to the UCT LLB & LLM IP & Tech Law Courses.

Industry Associations

  • Member – South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member
  • Member – International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member – Law Society of South Africa (LSSA)
  • Member – Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Market recognition 

  • Jeremy is listed in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars Handbook as a “rising star to watch”.
  • Listed – Legal 500
  • Listed – Luxury Law Alliance
  • Nominated – Acritas Individual Star Lawyer, 2020
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