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Trade Mark Department
Trade Mark Department

Philippa is a Candidate Attorney in the trade mark department and focuses on trade mark searches, filing and prosecution in Africa.

Philippa is a Candidate Attorney in the trade mark department and handles searches, the filing and prosecution of trade marks and copyright matters in Africa.

Philippa has a practical interest in Intellectual Property Law and its various applications. Before starting her articles, she completed an internship at the US Copyright Office in Washington D.C. She has a particular interest in innovative businesses and copyright matters in the digital environment. 

Philippa is currently completing her Master’s in Intellectual Property Law through Stellenbosch University and is finalising her Master’s thesis which focuses on the intersections between Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights Law. She is also in the process of completing the requisite examinations to qualify as a trade mark attorney.

Professional qualifications

  • BSocSci, LLB (2012), University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • LLM (currently completing), Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Professional memberships

  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)