Kelly Thompson is a Partner in the trade mark litigation group and serves as the Chairperson of Adams & Adams. She is an experienced, top-tier ranked attorney and trade mark practitioner. Thompson advises some of the world’s top multi-national organisations on the protection and enforcement of their brands and other intellectual property in Africa. She also specialises in advertising law and disputes. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996, and acquired her LLB in 1998 from the same institution. Thompson is a member of the Legal Practice Council, and a fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL). She has served as Chairperson of the trade mark litigation section of Adams & Adams and has contributed to numerous publications on various aspects of trade mark law.
Areas of Specialisation
-Advertising Law Services
An SA twist in the ‘Cola Wars’ – Trade mark dispute
Social media influencer relationships come under further scrutiny
Retouched Fashion Photos – What are the rules?
Plain packaging – the silent (trade mark) killer for tobacco products?
Getting into the (IP) Zone – Herbal Zone v Infitech
Brands & social media influencers – Are you at risk?
Gulftex v Gulf | Trade Mark Opposition In Kenya
A goose egg for a wild turkey
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am - Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The do’s and dont’s of responsible social media usage – Both the greatest threat and asset to your businessDec 2 @ 11:00 am