Partner, Trademark Attorney

4 East Park, Century City
Cape Town
7441

+27 215 262 800

Trade mark star 2020/21


Jurisdictions:

South Africa

Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark prosecution

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Food & beverage
ICT & software
Media
Retail


A trademark attorney with a broad range of experience in trademarks, copyright and related matters both locally and internationally.

Simonne Moodie’s broad understanding of South African and international trademark and copyright law sees her providing strategic and legal advice to a wide range of clients.

Simonne Moodie is a partner and trade mark attorney. Simonne specialises in searches, filing and prosecution of local and foreign trade mark applications, trade mark oppositions, trade mark infringement, passing off and unlawful competition, copyright infringement, company and close corporation name objections, domain name registration and objections, due diligence, as well as trade mark and copyright licences and assignments, and other contractual IP issues.

With an honours degree in commerce, majoring in marketing, Simonne provides clients with strategic marketing and brand management advice in addition to legal advice on IP.

Simonne has legal experience from working in New Zealand, Australia and from a leading intellectual property law firm in the UK, before moving to South Africa.

 

Education/Alumni:

  • Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand), BCom (Honours) (1998)
  • Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand), LLB (2001)
  • The College of Law Professional Programme (London, UK), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2003)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2014)

Network Memberships: MARQUES, INTA

 

Last updated 1st September 2020