Brenda Matanga is the head of the practice and Lead IP
Counsel. She holds a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (LLB)
from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in
Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from the University of Turin
(Italy) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property
Organisation (WIPO). She has extensive experience in
commercial practice and has over the years distinguished
herself as an intellectual property law specialist Attorney.
Brenda has advised and assisted global companies in IP
acquisition, prosecution, strategy and dispute resolution. As
a leading IP champion in Zimbabwe and Africa at large, she
has helped shape the industry’s growth and actively
empowers start-ups with dedicated IP services.
Through her distinguished status as a former President of
the Zimbabwe Institute of Patents and Trademarks Agents
(ZIPTA) and current role as Chairperson of the Africa
Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO)
Working Group( which is amending the organisation’s legal
instruments), Brenda is in the front line of advocating and
spearheading necessary legislative reforms in IP laws in
Zimbabwe and the continent at large. She is currently
Councillor of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, which is the
governing body for the legal profession in Zimbabwe. Miss
Matanga is a member of International Trademarks Association (INTA) where she has served as a committee member for the “Unreal Campaign” and currently serves in the
Brands for a Better Society committee. Brenda is an alumnus
of University of Turin, the IP Global Exchange (Europe) and is
also part of the steering committee of the World IP Forum.
Having established herself as a leading and reliable IP voice
in the region, international recognition for her contributions
in the sector has followed. Among other eminent accolades
Miss Matanga has attained, the following are to be found:
• Most Influential Woman in IP (Zimbabwe) – Global
Excellence Awards by Acquisition International(2018) Top 50
• Emerging IP Players Award -The IPR Gorilla (2019)
• Listed by Courtroom Mail as one of the 30 Most Influential
Female Law Firm Founders (2020)

Miss Matanga can be contacted at:

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