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Stephanie Zietsman

Trademark Attorney

Stephanie is a trade mark attorney with a background in advertising.


Stephanie Zietsman is an associate in the trade mark department. She focuses on local and foreign trade mark searches, the filing and prosecution of trade marks in South Africa and abroad, trade mark portfolio management and trade mark oppositions. She also presents an eight-part law module covering key principles of IP and commercial law to second-year students at Design Time School of Interior Design.

Before embarking on a legal career, Stephanie worked as a copywriter in the advertising industry.

She has a broad set of IP-related interests, with a particular affinity for strategic brand advice and management.  ​

Contact Stephanie

Direct: +27 21 526 2800


  • University of Stellenbosch, BA (Language and Culture) (2006)
  • AAA School of Advertising, Diploma in Copywriting (2008)
  • University of Cape Town, LLB (2016)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2019)

Focus Areas

> Trade Mark searches
> Trade Mark prosecution
> Trade Mark portfolio management
> Copyright
> Strategic brand advice and management

Affiliations and Accolades

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