Thembani specialises in providing advice in relation to trade mark filing strategies and in undertaking trade mark clearance, portfolio management and prosecution work across the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. This experience extends to handling administrative disputes, including trade mark oppositions and cancellation actions.
In addition to trade mark portfolio work, Thembani has conducted intellectual property due diligence and risk assessments, and organised trade investigations into the use of trade marks. She also has experience in handling infringement related matters concerning trade marks and copyright.
Thembani is experienced in working with a range of clients, including large multinational companies in industries such as financial services, insurance, science and technology, fashion and luxury goods and hospitality together with brand owners in the FMCG sector.
LLB, Law (University of the Witwatersrand)
Specialised Course in IP Management and Valuation (Luiss Business School)
Attorney, South Africa, 2019
Trade Marks Practitioner, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, 2021
Adams & Adams (South Africa), 2017-2023