OUR PEOPLE

Karen Kitchen

Director

Trade Mark Attorney

Department

Trade Marks

Email

karenk@kisch-ip.com

Tel

+27 11 324 3057

Qualifications

  • B Com (Information Systems)
  • LL B
  • Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
  • Trade Mark Practitioner and Fellow of SAIIPL

Experience

  • Trade mark prosecution, litigation, assignments, recordals and licensing arrangements
  • Copyright litigation and licensing arrangements
  • Unlawful competition litigation
  • Commercial-IP litigation
  • IP valuations
  • Advertising Standards Authority complaints
  • Company name complaints
  • Food labelling complaints and advice to clients
  • Facilitating Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive Submissions for clients

Industry Associations

  • Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)
  • Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP)
  • Corporate Council Association of South Africa (CCASA)
  • Member of the International Trade Mark Association (INTA)

Publications & Conferences

“Dust Off Those Shelves” (Copyright) – De Rebus

  • “The Importance and Commercial Realities Behind Software Related Escrow Arrangements” – Business Day
  • “Passing Off – Simply Put”
  • “Can tattoos be protected by copyright?”
  • “Grey Goods: A matter of life or death” – Without Prejudice
  • INTA Conference – San Diego 2014