Regardt van der Merwe

Trademark Attorney

A trade mark attorney focusing on trademark and copyright matters.

About Regardt van der Merwe

Regardt is a South African trade mark attorney and focuses on the searching and filing of trade marks in Africa and South Africa, as well as copyright matters.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in law, Regardt served his articles of clerkship under acclaimed South African family law practitioner, Riëtte Oosthuizen. In 2018 Regardt returned to the University of Pretoria where he worked as a junior lecturer at the Department of Private Law and also as an academic assistant at the Centre for IP Law. He pursued further postgraduate studies in IP under supervision of Professor Marianne Levin before joining Von Seidels.

Focus areas

  • Trade Mark prosecution
  • Trade Mark searches
  • Copyright


  • University of Pretoria, LLB (2014)
  • University of Pretoria, LLM (Public International Law) (2017)
  • University of Stockholm, LLM (European Intellectual Property Law) (2019)
  • 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)

Featured in

Von Seidels Awarded

“Patent Firm of the Year – South Africa” recognition during Managing Intellectual Property’s awards ceremony held last night in London.

Coffee Club Event 2022

Thanks Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a great Coffee Club event this morning.

Moving the Goalposts

The football and legal worlds recently met for a clash of the titans in a case regarding the attachment of FIFA’s trade marks to found…

If It Looks Like a Whisky…

…Then It Must Be a Whisky. Hugo Prinsloo and Regardt van der Merwe report on the South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision…