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Whitney Lee Govender-Williams

About me

Whitney is an admitted attorney and trade mark practitioner in the Trade Mark Litigation department in Pretoria. She served her articles of clerkship at Adams & Adams after attaining her LLB degree with distinction at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017. In 2020, Whitney was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She assists in a broad range litigious intellectual property matters in South Africa, and throughout Africa.

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  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Company and Close Corporation Name Objections
  • Trade Mark Litigation: Oppositions, Cancellations and Infringement as well as Passing-off
  • Advertising and Regulatory Issues
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Commercial IP Transactions

Academic Record

  • LLB (Cum Laude) – University of KwaZulu-Natal | 2017


  • Registered Trade Mark Practitioner | 2021
  • Admitted Attorney | 2020


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

Whitney Lee Govender-Williams 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...