Philippa Dewey

Attorney, Trademark Department

An associate in the trade mark department with a focus on trade mark prosecution and copyright matters.

About Philippa Dewey

Philippa is a South Africa trade mark attorney with experience in trade mark portfolio management, trade mark searches, and trade mark prosecution more broadly, as well advising on copyright related matters.

She has prior experience working in-house for a large online education company where she advised on a broad range of IP issues including trade mark portfolio management and enforcement, licensing, and content repurposing and translation strategies.

After obtaining both a Bachelor of Social Science and a law degree from the University of Cape Town and working for a local publishing startup and interning at the US Copyright Office, Philippa went on to complete a Masters in IP at the University of Stellenbosch.

Philippa is currently working in the trade mark prosecution team, focusing on South African trade mark matters. She is passionate about working with businesses to make the most of their intellectual property rights.

Focus areas

  • Trade mark filing and prosecution
  • Trade mark searches
  • Trade mark portfolio management
  • Copyright advice
    Domain name disputes
  • Contractual and transactional IP issues
  • Advertising standards


  • Stellenbosch University, LLM (Intellectual Property) (2015)
  • University of Cape Town, LLB (2012)
  • University of Cape Town, BSocSci (2010)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa

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