18 years legal
Areas of expertise:
Franchising and licensing, franchise agreements and franchise litigation.
Trade mark applications, prosecution and enforcement.
Commercial agreements with the focus on intellectual property aspects.
Unlawful competition and passing off.
Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. is a registered industry member of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) and Esmari is the Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. representative at FASA. Esmari also works in association with Franchize Directions to advise corporate clients with franchise development and franchise management.
Comparative Legal Guide series: Franchise 2018
Esmari recently contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series: Franchise 2018. The chapter covers relevant Legislation and Rules Governing Franchise Transactions in South Africa.