Lucy Signorelli

Lucy  Signorelli

Lucy Signorelli


Trade Mark Attorney


  • Specialisation

  • Bio

    Lucy Signorelli is a partner in the firm’s Trade Mark Litigation Department and one of the partners heading up the Anti-Counterfeiting team since 2010. She is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner with 16 years of experience. She holds BProc and LLB degrees, both cum laude, from the University of Pretoria.

    Lucy has extensive litigation experience in relation to copyright, trade mark, unlawful competition and passing off issues. She has, since 2010, had a focussed specialisation in trade mark litigation relating to anti-counterfeiting and brand enforcement.

    Over the past few years, Lucy has been recognised as a leading practitioner in her field in South Africa, including listings in World Trade Mark Review (WTR 1000) – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals since 2012. She has further been named an IP Star by the publication Managing IP, 2015. She is also the co-author of Practitioner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law, published by LexisNexis and the African chapter of Intellectual Asset Management Yearbook 2015, published by IAM.


  • Academic

    • BProc (Cum Laude) – University of Pretoria | 1994
    • LLB (Cum Laude) – University of Pretoria | 1996

  • Qualifications

    • Admitted Attorney | 1999
    • Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner | 2001

  • Credentials

    • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
    • SAIIPL Copyright Committee – Member
    • SAIIPL Anti-Counterfeiting Committee – Member
    • Law Society of the Northern Provinces – Member
    • Finance Monthly Law Awards: Shortlisted for – Anti-counterfeiting Lawyer of the Year | 2018
    • Women in Business nomination | 2016