Dr Frederick Mostert
Dr Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association and is former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, where he still serves in an advisory capacity. He is a Research Fellow at St Peter's College, University of Oxford, a Visiting Professor of University College London and a Guest Professor at Peking University. He has served on Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA’s Board, as well as the boards of Net-A-Porter, The International Trademark Association, Freedom Under Law and others.
He is principal author and editor of Famous and Well-known Marks – An International Analysis, which has been cited in judgements around the world. He has also authored From Edison to iPod – Protect Your Ideas, a guide for entrepreneurs and creative professionals. His op-ed pieces have been featured in the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post. He has provided pro bono legal assistance to President Nelson Mandela (South Africa), the Shaolin Monks (China) and the Confucius Foundation – a children's charity (Hong Kong) among others.
He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales. He has practised corporate law in New York at Shearman and Sterling and international intellectual property law at Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu. He is a recipient of a Life Achievement Award by the Global Legal Post and The New York Times and has been inducted into the IP Hall of Fame.