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Melissa Morris

Senior Associate | Trade Mark Attorney

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About me

Melissa is a trade marks attorney with a passion for intellectual property law, particularly specialising in trade marks prosecution.

Melissa earned her BSc LLB degrees from Rhodes University and completed her articles of clerkship at Adams & Adams, solidifying a strong foundation in legal principles. Building on this academic success, she went on to complete her SAIIPL Trade Mark Practitioner’s qualification in 2018, gaining specialised trade mark knowledge crucial for navigating the complexities of trade mark law.

Melissa’s primary focus lies in trade marks prosecution, offering clients meticulous and strategic counsel to protect their brands. She possesses a deep understanding of the IP legal frameworks in various African jurisdictions, enabling her to craft tailored strategies that align with clients’ business objectives.
Melissa has worked in the trade marks litigation sphere and has also done a stint as an in-house IP counsel. She has accumulated a wealth of experience representing diverse clientele and understands what clients want.

She collaborates closely with clients to develop comprehensive brand protection plans, and crafts forward-thinking brand strategies, helping clients maximize the value of their brands in the competitive market.

Known for her unwavering commitment to excellence, Melissa approaches each matter with dedication and precision. Her client-centric approach ensures that clients receive the personalised attention and legal support they deserve.

Trade Marks

  • Trade Mark Prosecution
  • Local and foreign trade mark searches, filings, and prosecution
  • Trade Mark Portfolio Management

Academic Record

  • LLB – Rhodes University | 2015
  • BSc – Rhodes University | 2013

Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney | 2018
  • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2018
  • Practice Management Training | 2022

Credentials

  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • Golden Key International Honours Society – Member

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