Nazli Naidoo

Trademark Attorney

A trade mark attorney with a focus on Africa.

About Nazli Naidoo

Nazli is an attorney and trade mark practitioner, as well as a Notary Public and Conveyancer.

Her practice focuses mainly on trade mark prosecution throughout Africa, which includes conducting trade mark clearance and availability searches, filing trade mark applications and prosecution until registration. Nazli has a good understanding of the legal requirements and practical aspects surrounding brand protection in Africa.

She advises clients on trade mark filing strategies and has experience in managing trade mark portfolios for large corporations.

Focus areas

  • Trade Mark searches
  • Trade Mark filing strategies
  • Trade mark prosecution
  • Trade mark portfolio management


  • University of Stellenbosch, LLB (2010)
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Qualified Trade Mark Practitioner (2019)

Affiliations and accolades

  • Attorney of the High Court, South Africa
  • Notary Public, South Africa
  • Conveyancer, South Africa
  • Fellow, South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL)

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