Debbie MarriottPartner | Trade Mark Attorney

Areas of Specialisation

Trade Marks:

  • Enforcement
  • Ambush Marketing (South Africa)
  • Advertising Law Services


  • Enforcement


  • Copyright
  • Trade Marks
  • Domain name disputes
  • IP litigation in Africa
  • Company name objections

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 its  ADR, Copyright and Education sub-committees. She specialises in brand enforcement across the continent, including trade mark oppositions, IP 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 Record

  • LLB – University of the Witwatersrand | 1998
  • BSc (Chemistry) – University of the Witwatersrand | 1996


  • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2006
  • Solicitor (England and Wales, non-practising) | 2004
  • Admitted Attorney | 2000


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Pretoria Attorneys Association (PAA) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow; Past President (2018)
  • SAIIPL: ADR Committee Member
  • SAIIPL: Convenor of Education and Copyright Law Committees
  • SAIIPL: Constitution Code of Ethics Committee Member
  • SAIIPL: Domain Name Dispute Adjudicator

contact details

4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa

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