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Karin Malherbe is a senior associate and head of intellectual property at ENSafrica in Namibia. She specialises in trade mark, copyright and other intellectual property matters.
She has acted for a number of local and international clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, retail, clothing, and food and beverage.
Karin’s experience includes trade mark searches, filing and prosecution of trade mark applications, trade mark litigation, trade mark maintenance, assignments, renewals, and general management of trade mark portfolios.
Currently, she is the only legal practitioner to have completed the examinations to become an associate member of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) in Namibia. Karin further serves as an African Regional Intellectual Property Authority Agent and a member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA).
Karin further has expertise in advising on matters relating to competition law, investigations and in particular, mergers as well as acquisitions.
In addition, Karin frequently provides advise in regulatory matters and conducting of due diligence investigations. She continues to assist client’s in a variety of industries, including but not limited to medical aid industry, telecommunications, banking, insurance, mining and energy.
Karin is recognised as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- Chambers Global Guide 2022, 2021 "Associate to Watch" – General Business Law (Namibia)
- BSocSci (Rhodes University)
- LLB (Rhodes University)
- Associate member of SAIIPL
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of Namibia