BL (Honours) LLB (Zimbabwe)
Chris is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Law Department at Honey & Blanckenberg. Chris holds BL (Honours) and LLB degrees from the University of Zimbabwe.
After graduating from law school, Chris initially worked in industry for a corporate in the board and paper sector and then joined an accounting firm where he handled commercial matters such as tax.
Chris then joined the Intellectual Property practice of Galloway & Co. (Zimbabwe) which was subsequently acquired by Honey & Blanckenberg in 2003.
Chris’s areas of practice include the conducting of availability searches for trade marks, the filing and processing of applications for the registration of trade marks, the renewal of existing trade mark registrations (and patent registrations in Zimbabwe), the recordal of the transfer (assignment) of trade mark registrations, the recordal of the appointment of registered users of trade marks, the recordal of changes of name and/or address of trade mark owner, and providing general advice relating to trade marks, primarily in Zimbabwe but also in ARIPO which covers the external countries of Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda in addition to Zimbabwe. To a lesser extent Chris has had some involvement in the filing of ARIPO patent applications, industrial design applications and copyright matters.
Chris is a member of the Council of the Zimbabwe Institute of Patent and Trademark Agents.