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Marc G. van Niekerk

Marc G. van Niekerk

Silicon Valley Law Group
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • California, Texas
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Summary

Marc van Niekerk is Special Counsel with Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation and Intellectual Property & Employment Group. Over the course of his career, Marc has tried more than 50 cases to verdict and also has extensive mediation experience. His practice focuses on business litigation, with special emphasis in the areas of intellectual property disputes, business torts and commercial contract disputes. During his more than 25 years in practice, Marc has counselled and represented clients in a wide array of commercial disputes including, inter alia, employee solicitation and trade secret misappropriation, business disputes, including breach of contract, unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty, trademark infringement and U.C.C issues. In addition, Marc has been involved in numerous special litigation and/or audit committee investigations for both public and privately held corporations.

Marc has also served on the Santa Clara Bar Association Judiciary Committee, which is charged with evaluating candidates being considered by the governor for appointment to the Santa Clara County Superior Court and the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Prior to joining Silicon Valley Law Group, Marc was Special Counsel at Bergeson, LLP in San Jose, an associate with Cooley Godward LLP in Palo Alto, and an associate with Abe Swersky & Associates in Cape Town, South Africa.

Education
University of Texas - Austin
LL.M. (1998) | Intellectual Property Law
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University of Cape Town, South Africa (Maritime Law and South African Income Tax Law)
LL.M. (1996)
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University of Cape Town, South Africa
LL.B. (1989)
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University of Cape Town, South Africa
B.A. (1987)
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Professional Experience
Special Counsel
Silicon Valley Law Group
Current
Special Counsel
Bergeson, LLP
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Attorney
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
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Attorney
Abe Swersky & Associates
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Awards
Northern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Santa Clara Bar Association
Current
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California State Bar # 201329
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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9th Circuit
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Supreme Court, Cape of Good Hope Provincial Division, Republic of South Africa
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U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Marc G. van Niekerk's Website Profile
Website
Silicon Valley Law Group Website
Blog
Silicon Valley Law Group Blog
Contact & Map
Silicon Valley Law Group
One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
USA
Telephone: (408) 573-5700
Fax: (408) 573-5701