Fiona Southwood
Fiona Southwood
Tel: 011 290 4000
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Fiona Southwood

Fiona Southwood obtained her BA (Law) degree in 1992 and her post-graduate LLB in 1994 from the University of Stellenbosch. She articled with Mit Bredell at Bredells Attorneys, a general law firm, and, thereafter, with Chris Job at Adams & Adams. After being admitted as an attorney, she practiced in the trade mark litigation department of Adams & Adams and qualified as a Trade Mark Practitioner with the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Lawyers in 2003 as she was being called to the Bar. Her practice has evolved into a specialist intellectual property practice. She appears before the Registrar of Trade Marks, the Commissioner of Patents and in the High Court in relation to various intellectual property matters. Her practice also includes administrative law, tax law and non-IP commercial matters.

Fiona has appeared in the Supreme Court of Appeal in both intellectual property and administrative (environmental) law matters.

Fiona is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and has acted for and advised parties in mediations.