Jackie Harmse

Jackie Harmse

Senior Associate / Trade Marks

Jackie joined the firm in 2002 and thereafter successfully obtained her LLB degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in December 2009. Moreover she specialises in the full gamut of trade mark matters with a penchant for the preparation, filing and prosecution of trade marks in SADC countries and in the International trade mark arena.

Clients say that working with Jackie is “ like a breathe of fresh air” as she is “highly responsive”, “extremely knowledgeable” and “very professional and that she always goes the extra mile to explain tricky and complicated concepts in a straightforward way that we can actually understand which we found very refreshing and different compared to the other Big IP Firms that seem to charge us so much for even the shortest phone calls!”

Jackie also enjoys handling contentious matters dealing with copyright, franchising, counterfeit products, passing off and unlawful competition matters. She registered for her candidacy in July 2008 and was admitted on 12 November 2012 as an Attorney of the High Court. Jackie is currently a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) and a student member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property (SAIIPL). In March 2020 she was promoted to the position of Senior Associate.

Jackie is a keen Blue Bulls and Springboks supporter and enjoys reading, mountain biking and the outdoors.