Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property team have progressive and extensive experience (both theoretical and applied) in intellectual property audits, intellectual property practice; trademark and patent registrations; intellectual prosecution and litigation; developing intellectual property best practices, strategies and policies among others. We strive for successful partnerships with our clients, through interactive communication and timeliness in the discharge of our duties to ensure that we provide superior and quality legal services, in the following areas.

Trademark Registrations and Litigation

We offer fully-fledged service concerning trademark counselling, registrations, prosecutions, opposition, litigation and maintenance. Our firm provides for registration either locally with the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Trade Mark office; or regionally with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation under the Banjul Protocol; or internationally through the Madrid Protocol

Cyber Squatting and Domain Name Litigation

We coordinate and offer expertise in a broad range of intellectual property issues involving generic top-level domains and country-code top-level domains.

Patent and Utility Models

Our firm provides expertise with regards to the issues of patent and utility models registrations locally at the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office, the African Regional  Intellectual Property Organisation and we file a couple of international patents through the Patent Coopertaion Treaty (PCT).

Copyrights

We render opinions on copyright ability, fair use, infringement, ownership and title, notice, security interests, and foreign protection. We also draft and negotiate agreements involving copyrighted works, including joint-development agreements, licenses, assignments, rights clearance, and distribution agreements.

Trade Secrets

In today’s global economy, intense competition, employee mobility, and the proliferation of spin-off and start-up businesses make the protection of trade secrets critical.

Intellectual Property Audits

Our firm conducts an intellectual property audits for our clients to provide an assessment of the intellectual property assets that are held by our clients. The audit examines and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses in the procedures used to protect each intellectual property and where necessary, provide tools to develop additional processes, make improvements to existing processes, and take corrective measures to help ensure capture the value and future of your intellectual property rights.

We also offer services in support of

  • Intellectual Property Risk Management & Insurance Practice
  • Intellectual Property Tax Strategies
  • Intellectual Property and Rights of Persons with Disability
  • Intellectual Property and Corporate Social Responsibility

HARARE OFFICE

52-54 Samora Machel Ave
7th Floor, Pegasus House
Harare, Zimbabwe
E. info@mmmlawfirm.co.zw
T. +263 4 798214 / -4- 790843

MUTARE OFFICE

No. 100
3rd Street
Mutare, Zimbabwe
E. mmd@iwayafrica.co.zw
T. +263-20-60912

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