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Christine Strauss

About me

Christine is an Associate in the Trade Mark Department. She holds a Human Genetic Honours degree as well as an LLB degree from Stellenbosch University and an LLM (Law, Science and Technology) from Stanford University. She is an admitted attorney (2020) and a Trade Mark Practitioner (2021).
Christine has experience in trade mark searches, filing and the prosecution of trade mark applications throughout Africa. She also has experience in trade mark litigation, domain name disputes and company name objections.

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  • Trade Marks
  • Searches, Filing & Prosecution
  • Enforcement

Academic Record

  • Master in Laws (LLM) – Stanford University (USA) | 2023
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Cum Laude) – Stellenbosch University and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | 2017
  • BSc Honours (Human Genetics) (Cum Laude) – Stellenbosch University | 2014
  • BSc (Human Life Science) (Cum Laude) – Stellenbosch University | 2013


  • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2021
  • Admitted Attorney | 2020


  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Pretoria Attorneys Association (PAA) – Member

Christine Strauss News & Podcasts

SOUTH AFRICA: Development in the hemp and cannabis industry

In October 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, issued amendme...