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Dale Healy

About me

Dale Healy is a partner in the firm’s Trade Mark Litigation section. He was admitted as an attorney in 2005 and became a Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law in the same year.

Dale advises clients in connection with all aspects of trade mark and brand enforcement, including trade mark infringement, passing-off and unlawful competition proceedings, trade mark oppositions and cancellations, company name objections and domain name disputes. He also advises clients on all aspects of copyright law, such as ownership, licensing and enforcement. As a niche practice area, Dale represents numerous software developers in software compliance cases, including civil litigation where a negotiated settlement cannot be reached.

Dale represents many high-profile South African and global corporations in all their contentious trade mark matters on the African continent. Some of his key clients include Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Southern Sun, Tsogo, ZZ2, Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC, Verizon Media, Hearst Communications, Honda Motor Co, AJE Group, Porsche and Lafarge.

Dale’s experience in contentious work includes the preparation of written advice, cease and desist letters and pleadings for High Court and Tribunal matters; urgent and routine High Court motions for interim or final injunctions; and ex-parte motions for the preservation of evidence (Anton Piller motions). He also runs software compliance programmes for several clients.

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  • Litigation relating to trade marks and copyright
  • Passing-off and unlawful competition
  • Corporate name objections; and
  • Domain name disputes
  • Software compliance

Academic Record

  • LLB (Cum Laude) – University of Pretoria | 2002


  • Admitted Attorney | 2005
  • Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner | 2005


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Pretoria Attorneys Association (PAA) – Member


  • Best Lawyers® – Intellectual Property Law: South Africa | 2023 – 2024
  • WIPR – Leaders: Trade Marks | 2022 – 2023
  • WTR 1000 Individuals – Enforcement & Litigation (Silver) | 2018 – 2023