Dr Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association. He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Alfred Dunhill. He is a Research Fellow at Peking University and a Visiting Professor at University College, London, and serves on the Advisory Council of the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, the Board of The Walpole Group, and, the Advisory Board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He is a Council Member of ACID (Anti Copying in Design). He is the principal author of Famous and Well-known Marks - An International Analysis and From Edison to iPod - Protect Your Ideas and a number of articles on the law and intellectual property.
He holds a masters degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City and a doctorate from the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales. He has practised corporate law at Shearman and Sterling and international intellectual property law at Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu in New York.
He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015, which honours those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century.