Debbie Marriott

Debbie Marriott

Debbie Marriott


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

    Trade Marks



  • Bio

    Debbie Marriott is a Partner in the Trade Mark Litigation department, and is admitted as a Solicitor in the UK in addition to being a South African Attorney. She is a fellow of the Institute of Intellectual Property Law, and sits on the Council body for the Institute, as well its ADR, Copyright and Education sub-committees. She speciliases in brand enforcement across the continent, including trade mark oppositions, infringement, domain name objections, and company name objections.  She also regularly advises on advertising law.  Debbie contributes to international publications, such as Getting the Deal Through :Trademarks. She was listed as a recommended lawyer in IP by The Legal 500 in its 2012 editorial for EMEA.

  • Academic

    • BSc (Chemistry) – WITS | 1996
    • LLB  – WITS | 1998

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 2001
    • Solicitor (England and Wales,non-practising) | 2004
    • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2006

  • Credentials

    • The Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow and Member of Council
    • Member of the SAIIPL Trade Mark Law, Copyright Law and ADR Committees
    • Convenor of the SAIIPL Education Committee
    • SAIIPL Domain Name Dispute Adjudicator