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Karin Malherbe is a Senior Associate and head of Intellectual Property at ENSafrica | Namibia. She specialises in trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property matters.
She has acted for several local and international clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, retail, clothing, and food and beverage.
Karin’s experience includes trademark searches, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, trademark litigation, trademark maintenance, assignments, renewals, and general management of trademark 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 Trademark Association (INTA).
Karin has extensive expertise in advising on matters relating to competition law, investigations and in particular, mergers as well as acquisitions.
In addition, Karin frequently provides advice in regulatory matters and conducting of due diligence investigations. She continues to assist clients in a variety of industries, including but not limited to medical aid industry, telecommunications, banking, insurance, mining, and energy.
Karin is recognized as a leading/recommended lawyer by:
- Chambers Global Guide 2022, 2021 – General Business Law - “Associate to Watch” (Namibia)
- BSocSci (Rhodes University)
- LLB (Rhodes University)
- Associate member of SAIIPL
- Appointed to the Intellectual Property Tribunal Rules Board
- Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of Namibia