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Mohamed Jameel Hamid

About me

Mohamed Jameel Hamid is a qualified attorney and trade mark practitioner specialising in the filing and prosecution of trade marks throughout the world, with a special focus on Africa.  He is experienced at conducting portfolio reviews and developing trade mark strategies, having spent a number of years in intellectual property litigation, prior to joining the trade mark prosecution team. Serving a broad local and international client base, Jameel has experience in litigation relating to trade marks, copyright, passing-off, unlawful competition, domain name disputes and company/business name objections.

He completed his BA and LLB degrees through North West University, is an admitted attorney and a qualified SAIIPL Trade Mark Practitioner.  He is a recipient of the Chris Job award (an intra-firm prize,) for the best results in the Trade Mark Practitioner examinations (2016) and Lexology recognised him as a Legal Influencer (2019).

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Trade Marks

  • Trade Mark Searches, Filing, Prosecution and Litigation
  • Ambush Marketing (South Africa)
  • Enforcement
  • Advertising Law Services


  • Designs
  • Advertising
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright

Academic Record

  • UCT Commercial and Contract Law course | 2018
  • SAIIPL Group 2 Practitioners | 2016
  • SAIIPL Group 1 Practitioners | 2015
  • LLB – North West University | 2013
  • Dip Microsoft Access (Database Development) | 2000
  • Dip Visual Basic Software Development – Hatfield Business College | 2000
  • BA Law – North West University | 1998


  • Admitted Attorney | 2016
  • Trade Mark Practitioner | 2016


  • Legal Practice Council (LPC) – Member
  • South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL) – Fellow
  • SAIIPL: IT Liaison Committee Member
  • MIP – Rising Stars: IP | 2022, 2023

Mohamed Jameel Hamid News & Podcasts

Brands in Africa: the dos and the don’ts

Africa is a vast continent and is often underestimated, both from a business but also from a brand p...

Silverware for IPLive: Jean Bruneau wins the Chris Job Award!

Each year the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (“SAIIPL“) administer...