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Dorothy Pasipanodya

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Dorothy Pasipanodya


Dorothy Pasipanodya is a partner at Gill Godlonton & Gerrans who specialises in intellectual property law. She joined the firm in November 2014.

Dorothy is an agent qualified to file locally and internationally in the Zimbabwe Industrial Property Office (ZIPO), and regionally in the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO). She is the 2020/2021 President of the Zimbabwe Institute of Patent and Trademark Agents (ZIPTA) and a board member of the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA). She has spoken at various professional development seminars on behalf of ZIPTA as well as at Intellectual Property Outreach Programs.

Legal Practitioner of High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe

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Dorothy’s areas of practice include searches for trademarks, the filing and processing of applications for their registration, the renewal of existing trade mark registrations (and patent registrations in Zimbabwe), the recordal of the transfer (assignment) of trademark registrations and patents, the recordal of the appointment of registered users, the recordal of changes of name and/or address of a trademark owner, and providing general advice relating to trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright primarily in Zimbabwe but also with reference to ARIPO, which covers the external countries of Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania and several other African countries.

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