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Kim Rampersadh

About me

Kim Rampersadh is partner at Adams & Adams with a focus on brand enforcement in Africa.

Kim is an admitted attorney, a qualified trade mark practitioner, member of the Legal Practice Council in South Africa and fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.

With a litigation-driven skill set her practice tends to focus on trade mark litigation, passing-off and unfair competition, domain and corporate name objections, the acquisition and enforcement of copyright and advertising and IP regulatory concerns. Contentious disputes and non-contentious legal enquiries, albeit still with serious consequences, have shaped Kim’s practice and dedication to her clients in varying fields, including FMCG, aviation, automotive, innovation and science, energy, and politics and governance.

Over her career, Kim’s contribution as a trade mark attorney, enforcer and defender of her clients’ rights has influenced the IP landscape in Africa by fostering better practices in relation to the treatment of enforcement matters at different levels and before varied forums, and by growing IP jurisprudence in African states.  

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  • Brand Enforcement, including Trade Mark Litigation and Passing-Off
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Company Name Objections
  • Domain Name Objections
  • Advertising
  • IP Regulatory

Academic Record

  • LLB – University of KwaZulu Natal | 2009


  • Admitted Attorney | 2012
  • Registered Trade Mark Attorney (SAIIPL) | 2012


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • WIPR – Leaders: Trade Marks | 2023

Kim Rampersadh News & Podcasts

A token Approach - Web3 domains

Since 2021, we have seen the rise and rise of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The NFT boom has been powe...

Petition made on constitutional grounds to the Kenyan High Court to protect image rights

In this matter[1] Rafiki Microfinance Bank Limited, the Respondent, used an image of Mutuku Matingi,...

A Long Road, Less Travelled, to Protect the SEVEN SEAS Label Trade Mark

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the Ethiopian Supreme Court has issued a decis...

Making a song and dance about Copyright in Choreography

Dance as a copyright-protected work came under the international spotlight over the last year in the...