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Alissa Naran (née Nayanah)

About me

Alissa Naran joined Adams & Adams in 2012. She is a Partner and a qualified Trade Mark Practitioner who specialises in trade mark prosecution and enforcement in South Africa and foreign territories. Her practice also includes advising on copyright protection and litigation, domain name disputes, company name objections and ASA complaints. Alissa has advised clients on IP protection and enforcement in various industries, including, hospitality, telecommunications, technology, banking, retail and fast-moving consumer goods.

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  • Trade mark portfolio management
  • Trade mark availability searches, filings and prosecution
  • Trade mark and copyright litigation
  • Corporate name objections
  • Domain name registrations and objections
  • Advertising law services

Academic Record

  • LLB (Cum Laude) – University of KwaZulu-Natal | 2010
  • LLM – University of KwaZulu-Natal | 2011


  • Registered Trade Mark Practitioner
  • Admitted Attorney | 2014
  • Notary Public


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member


  • WIPR – Trailblazer | 2021
  • WIPR – Influential Women in IP | 2022

Alissa Naran (née Nayanah) News & Podcasts

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WIPR Influential women in IP

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