Juletha-Marié Dercksen

Trademark Department

A candidate trade mark attorney and Doctor of Laws, with an interest in intellectual property and competition law.

About Juletha-Marié Dercksen

Juletha-Marié is a candidate attorney in the trade mark department.

She received a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on a dissertation titled "The interface between competition and intellectual property law: finding common ground and resolving the tensions between these areas of law from a South African perspective" from the University of Stellenbosch. This is the first doctorate in this area of law in South Africa. Juletha-Marié can, thus, be seen as a leading expert in this field.

Juletha-Marié has a passion for intellectual property and competition law, specifically the tension at the interface between these two areas of law. However, she also has a general interest in trade mark-, copyright- and competition law matters. She enjoys writing, and has notable research skills.

Focus areas

  • The interface between competition law and intellectual property law
  • Trade Mark prosecution
  • Trade Mark searches
  • Copyright
  • Unfair competition
  • Competition law


  • University of Stellenbosch, LLB (2018) cum laude
  • University of Stellenbosch, LLM (Intellectual Property) (2019) cum laude
  • University of Stellenbosch, LLD (2023)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Rector’s Award for excellence in academics (LLB and LLM) at Stellenbosch University, 2019 & 2020 
  • Student member, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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