Kareema ShaikPartner | Trade Mark Attorney

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Areas of Specialisation

Trade Marks:

  • Enforcement

Copyright:

  • Enforcement

Litigation:

  • Trade Marks
  • Copyright

Kareema is a Partner in the Trade Mark Litigation department of Adams & Adams. She qualified as a trade mark law specialist in 2013.

Her practice areas include litigation relating to trade marks, copyright, passing-off, unlawful competition, domain name disputes; company, close corporation and business name objections both in South Africa and in most other African jurisdictions, including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, the OAPI region, Ethiopia, Morocco and Madagascar, to name a few. She has more than six years of (post-articles) practical experience in these areas of law.

She also has experience in reviewing and managing clients’ intellectual property portfolios, including making recommendations to ensure that clients have adequate IP protection, both in South Africa and in the rest of Africa. She also has trade mark prosecution experience in appealing or responding to provisional refusal issued by trade marks registries in South Africa and other African countries.

Some of the clients she has worked for include international film production companies, American celebrities, a few international clothing retailers, pharmaceutical companies and a leading South African hotel, gaming and entertainment group.

She has been involved in running software enforcement programs in South Africa for various international software companies.

She is also a trainee adjudicator for SAIIPL, which is accredited as a dispute resolution provider in terms of the .za Alternate Dispute Resolution Regulations.

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of Stellenbosch | 2010

Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney | 2013
  • Registered Trade Mark Practitioner | 2013

Credentials

Memberships

  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member

Accolades

  • MIP – Rising IP Star: Trade Marks | 2018 – 2020

contact details

+27 12 432 6262
4 Daventry Road, Pretoria, South Africa

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