About Lorraine Takaendesa

Lorraine Takaendesa is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Department. She holds an LLB from University of South Africa. She commenced her legal career in 2007 and joined Honey & Blanckenberg in 2014. She specialises in intellectual property law including trade mark portfolio management, registration of trade marks, patents, industrial designs and utility models, enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trade mark oppositions, infringement litigation and anti-counterfeiting. She has been involved in a number of anti-counterfeiting seizures in Zimbabwe. She sits on the Council of the Zimbabwe Institute of Trade Marks and Patents Attorneys, she is a member of the International Trade Marks Association (INTA) and she is an active participant of the ARIPO Working Group on the Improvement of the ARIPO Protocols.

Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Tribunal hands down first judgement

By |2019-06-20T16:31:49+02:00June 18th, 2019|Copyright, Featured, H&B, Patents, Trade Marks|

On 14 February 2018, the Intellectual Property Tribunal (IPT) convened and heard its first matter following its establishment in 2010. The case of Bayer AG v Milborrow Animal Health (Zimbabwe) (Pvt) Ltd (IPT 01/17 was argued and judgment in the matter was reserved and ultimately handed down on 29 May 2019. The IPT was established [...]

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Life after Madrid: Challenges arising from the Madrid Protocol

By |2019-06-12T05:52:08+02:00December 21st, 2017|ARIPO, Featured|

On December 11, 2014, the Government of The Republic of Zimbabwe deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), its instrument of accession to the Protocol to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, commonly known as the Madrid Protocol. The Protocol entered into force three months later on March 11, 2015. The [...]

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Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office

By |2019-06-12T05:52:08+02:00August 4th, 2017|Copyright, Patents, Trade Marks|

The Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO) is a section of the Department of Deeds and Intellectual Property and is currently administered by the Ministry of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. The Department was established in 1897 as the Deeds Office with a secondary function as an intellectual property registry. The main functions of ZIPO are [...]

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