Patrick Sanga

Partner at Vemma Consult Attorneys

Patrick Sanga heads the IP and corporate practice department at Vemma Consult Attorneys. He is a highly regarded trademark attorney whose clients include well-known companies. He counsels and acts for clients from diverse industries ranging from fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, higher learning institutions, social media, food industry, media, sports, entertainment, luxury and fashion brands. Mr Sanga helps his clients to manage their domestic and foreign trademark portfolios and has experience in trademark policing and enforcement actions, including opposition and cancellation actions, licensing, and internet and domain name issues. He takes a pragmatic approach to trademark clearance, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, infringement cases, prosecution and enforcement and has over a decade of hands-on experience practising before the IP offices of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Mr Sanga re-joined Vemma Consult Attorneys as a partner in 2014 after years of working as an in-house counsel for Africa’s Regional Bank. He is a member of the INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee and Global Project on Anticounterfeiting Policy. He is also a member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and a frequent participant in overseas conferences.

Mr Sanga studied law and obtained an LLB (honours) with a focus on commercial and IP matters. He is an alumnus of Harvard University, Harvard Law School Programme for Negotiation and Leadership.

Mr Sanga has co-edited and co-authored internationally recognised publications on trademark law. He was the co-editor and a co-author for several years of the highly acclaimed Lexology/ Getting the Deal Through Tanzania chapter on trademark practice. He contributes regularly to the World Bank Group research on the world business competition surveys for Tanzania (Doing Business).

It is in recognition of his work that Vemma Consult Attorneys was named Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Tanzania in 2019 and 2020 by Global Law Experts and in 2019 by ACQ5 Law Awards.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • ABRO Inc
  • Aspen Global
  • AstraZeneca
  • Chanel
  • Coca Cola
  • Colgate
  • Davidoff
  • Eli Lilly
  • ENI SpA
  • Etisalat
  • KWV Wine
  • Samsung
  • University of Greenwich

Firm details

Vemma Consult Attorneys
Msasani Tower
5th Floor Wing A
Off Kimweri Road
Msasani
PO Box 7297
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

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