Lisa van Zuydam

Senior Associate| Trade Mark Attorney
Contact Details
+27 12 432 6210
4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa
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About me

Lisa van Zuydam specialises in litigation relating to trade mark, copyright, passing-off and unfair competition law, as well as domain and company name objections and advertising and regulatory issues in South Africa and across Africa. This includes in matters before the Trade Mark Offices, such as oppositions and cancellations, infringement proceedings before the Courts, and advertising disputes before the relevant advertising body.

Lisa represents clients, ranging from SMEs to large and very prominent multi-nationals, across a variety of sectors, including technology, FMCG, financial services, telecommunications, motor industry, and medical industry, in all phases of litigation, including to appeal stage, and with developing enforcement strategies, policing and trade mark and copyright related contracts and negotiations.

Outside of the office, Lisa is an avid equestrian.

  • Trade Mark Litigation and Passing-off
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Company Name Objections
  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Advertising Law Services
  • Ambush Marketing

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of KwaZulu Natal | 2010


  • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2014
  • Admitted Attorney | 2013


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • SAIIPL: International Treaties Committee Member

Lisa van Zuydam News & Podcasts

MIP podcast - The Trade Dress Code: Protection and Stopping Imitation

Sep 14 2023 | Intellectual Property, | Lisa van Zuydam, | Mandy Swanepoel, | Podcast, | Trade Marks,

 Adams Adams Africa · MIP podcast – The Trade Dress Code: Protection and Stopping Imitatio...

Jailed for being a blabbermouth – what you need to know about trade secrets

May 25 2022 | Intellectual Property, | Kelly Thompson, | Lisa van Zuydam, | Trade Marks,

It is no secret that trade secrets are very valuable intellectual property on which a business empir...