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Meet Simonne Moodie

Foreign Counsel, Trademarks

A trademark attorney with a broad range of experience in trademarks, copyright and related matters both locally and internationally.

Simonne Moodie’s broad understanding of South African and international trademark and copyright law sees her providing strategic and legal advice to a wide range of clients.


Simonne Moodie is a partner and trade mark attorney. Simonne specialises in searches, filing and prosecution of local and foreign trade mark applications, trade mark oppositions, trade mark infringement, passing off and unlawful competition, copyright infringement, company and close corporation name objections, domain name registration and objections, due diligence, as well as trade mark and copyright licences and assignments, and other contractual IP issues.

With an honours degree in commerce, majoring in marketing, Simonne provides clients with strategic marketing and brand management advice in addition to legal advice on IP.

Simonne has legal experience from working in New Zealand, Australia and from a leading intellectual property law firm in the UK, before moving to South Africa.

Who’s Who Legal features Simonne Moodie as a trade mark expert (2021).

World Trademark Review features Simonne Moodie as a Leading Trade Mark Professional (2021)

World IP Review features Simonne Moodie as a leading IP practitioner (2021).

The Legal 500 recognises Simonne Moodie as a ‘Leading Individual’ (2021).

Managing Intellectual Property recognises Simonne Moodie as a ‘Trademark Star’ (2021).

Contact Simonne

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • Otago University (Dunedin, New Zealand), BCom (Honours) (1998)
  • Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand), LLB (2001)
  • The College of Law Professional Programme (London, UK), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2003)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2014)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark prosecution
> Trade Mark litigation
> Trade Mark portfolio management
> Copyright
> Anti-counterfeiting
> Due diligence
> Contractual IP - licences, assignments

Affiliations and Accolades

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court, New Zealand
  • Associate, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member and Brands & Marketing Team Member, Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • WTR 1000: Ranked in Individuals (2016 - 2021)
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, Trade Marks (2016 - 2021)