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OUR TEAM

We work as a team but acknowledge the individuality of team members. We embrace diversity, pro-activeness and plurality of thought in our team within a framework of collective principles of attending to clients’ needs promptly, practically and cost effectively. We believe that these characteristics are what makes our style of teamwork effectual and distinctive.

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NANCY SAMURIWO

Nancy is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from the University of South Africa and Master of Laws (Oil, Gas and Mining Law) from Nottingham Trent University of the United Kingdom.

She is a past Chairperson of the Working Group of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), a position that she held for five years until May 2018. She is also a Councillor of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, an editor of the Zimbabwe Law Reports and serves as a board member for two public listed companies in Zimbabwe. Nancy is also a trustee of a not-for-profit foundation which provides access to justice mainly to indigent communities. She is also a member of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe.

Nancy’s practice comprises primarily intellectual property law, climate law, environmental law and commercial law. In intellectual property matters she handles national and ARIPO patent, industrial design and trade mark matters including filings, prosecutions and oppositions. She also handles Madrid trade mark matters, plant breeders’ rights matters and copyright cases. 

Nancy’s Masters’ dissertation for the Oil, Gas and Mining Law degree was based on a legal evaluation of issues pertaining to climate change, clean energy technologies and intellectual property in the context of the ARIPO patent system. This study contributed in large part to the integration of climate and environmental law into firm's mainstay practice areas.  

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STEPHANIE SAMURIWO

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Master of Laws and a Legal Practice Certificate (LPC), all of which were attained from Nottingham Law School in the United Kingdom.

She handles plant breeders rights work (plant patents) and ARIPO patent work including the filing of applications, renewals and post-registration recordal of changes. Stephanie studied EU Competition Law as part of her training in the UK and is proficient in advisory work pertaining to hard core cartel cases, leniency programmes, predatory pricing and conducting due diligence and advising on regulatory issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions. She is at the stage of integrating her UK law experience with Zimbabwean law nuances. Her international lenses add texture and cultural diversity to the team. 

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AGATHA MAZOMBE

Agatha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe. She handles Zimbabwe and ARIPO trade mark and patent renewals as well as proprietary change recordals and litigation in trade mark matters. 

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LYNETTE KARIWO

Lynette holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in Commercial Law from Bristol University of the United Kingdom.

She handles Zimbabwe and ARIPO trade mark and patent renewals as well as proprietary change recordals and copyright law advisory work. 

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CEPHAS CHINYERERE

Cephas is a paralegal in the firm. He conducts trade mark searches and attends to the filing of our ZIPO and plant breeders applications since unlike ARIPO, these Registries still operate manual filing systems.

He also assists with company name and property title searches at the Companies and Deeds Registries respectively. 

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JOSEPH DLAMINI

Joseph is the firm’s administrative executive. He handles client records and most of the administrative work that is necessary to keep the firm running on a daily basis.





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Harare
Zimbabwe

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Phone: +263 242 886 313/6
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samuriwo attorneys is a vibrant and client-oriented boutique law firm. We offer cost-effective and practical advice to clients in trade mark and other intellectual property matters.