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Meet Linde van der Merwe

Trademark Attorney

An engaging trade mark attorney.


Linde is a qualified trade mark practitioner with degrees in both science and law from the University of Stellenbosch.

Linde advises her clients on all aspects of trade marks with her approach being to maximise the value it adds to their business. She takes a keen interest in assisting her clients with the management of their trade mark portfolio and growing the value of their brand. This includes conducting trade mark availability searches, and filing and prosecuting trade mark applications on behalf of her clients, both in South Africa and abroad. Linde also assists with all post-registration matters such as recordals of assignments, changes of name and changes of address.

Linde assists her clients with protecting their brand through the enforcement of their trade mark rights. This includes trade mark oppositions, trade mark infringements, passing off disputes, and domain name objections.

Contact Linde

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • Stellenbosch University, BSc in Human Life Sciences (2010)
  • Stellenbosch University, LLB (2013)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2016)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark searches
> Trade Mark filing, prosecution and maintenance
> Trade Mark portfolio management
> Due diligence
> Changes of ownership
> Assignments recordals
> Advising on product labelling regulations

Affiliations and Accolades

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