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Meet Christine Strutt

Copyright and Trademark Attorney

A dynamic attorney with a commercial focus on copyright, trademark and internet matters.

Christine Strutt’s background in law, online media, social entrepreneurship and commerce directs her focus areas.


Christine Strutt is a partner at Von Seidels and heads up the firm’s trademark practice. Her field of expertise includes complex trade mark searches, the prosecution and enforcement of local and foreign trade marks and copyright matters.

In addition, Christine consults on contractual and IP related commercial issues including licensing, franchising and end-user agreements, ASA complaints, unfair competition, consumer protection and domain name disputes.

Christine increasingly advises clients in the social media, mobile and online financial services sectors.

Having completed a dual degree in accounting and law, she also holds a master’s degree in intellectual property law and focused her studies on electronic IP and the valuation of new media ventures.

Contact Christine

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • Stellenbosch University, BAcc, LLB (2007)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2009)
  • University of Cape Town, LLM (2013)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark prosecution
> Trade Mark litigation
> Trade Mark portfolio management
> Copyright
> Internet matters
> Advertising standards
> Due diligence
> Contractual IP issues

Affiliations and Accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Associate Member, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • IP Star - South Africa, Managing Intellectual Property (2014)