Mr Pieter Brits
Senior Lecturer
Mercantile Law
43 122B
Mercantile Law
IB 77
051 401 9534
Johannes Brill Building 122B

Short CV


Pieter Brits lectures in the Department of Mercantile Law where his main focus is on Intellectual Property Law and Tax Law.

After qualifying as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, he practised as a Trade Mark Litigation Attorney at Adams & Adams Attorneys in Pretoria. He also gained several years experience as a Tax Consultant at Deloitte in Cape Town and Sandton.

He passed Part 1 of the Trade Mark Practitioner`s Examination of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law with distinctions in Copyright and Trade Marks and he obtained the following qualifications: B.Com (cum laude), Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice (UFS), B.Com (Hons)(Financial Management Sciences – Taxation), LL.B (cum laude) (Pret) and LL.M (Cantab).

Pieter conducts research in Intellectual Property Law and Tax Law and he has delivered a number of international and national research papers in these two areas of the law. His LL.M dissertation at the University of Cambridge is entitled “The protection of intellectual property in the virtual world.” Pieter is a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). He is the author of a chapter on taxation in a LexisNexis publication on Close Corporations and Close Companies and he is currently busy with a doctorate (LL.D) in Tax Law concerning the taxation of interest in South Africa.


Area(s) of Interest

Intellectual Property Law

Tax Law

Courses Presented

Immaterial Property Law (MCR424)

Tax Law (BLR314)



T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043


Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

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