Larissa Holtzhausen

Trademark Attorney

A trade mark attorney with a Masters in Commercial Law.

About Larissa Holtzhausen

Larissa is a South African trade mark attorney with a background in trade mark litigation both locally and on an international basis. She also has experience with advising clients on the commercial side of intellectual property law – including agreements such as licensing, assignments and co-existence.

Larissa is currently working in the prosecution team, handling aspects of local trade mark prosecution including trade mark searches and examination.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Sciences in 2012 and then a Bachelor of Laws in 2014 at the University of Cape Town, Larissa completed her Master’s degree at Stellenbosch University, with a focus on Intellectual Property Law, International Commercial Arbitration and Company Law.

Focus areas

  • Trade Mark prosecution
  • Trade Mark enforcement
  • Trade Mark searches
  • Copyright
  • Contractual and Transactional IP issues


  • University of Cape Town, BSc in Law and Philosophy (2012)
  • University of Cape Town, LLB (2014)
  • University of Stellenbosch, LLM (2015)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2021)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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