Lorna Mbatia


Lorna is in charge of the commercial and corporate law docket and the Intellectual Property Law Department in the firm. She is also a trade mark and patent agent.

She is a regular speaker and trainer in various Legal forums including the Council of Legal Education Seminars and Marcus Evans legal training seminars.

She has been ranked in the 2012-2017 lists of the top 1000 trade mark lawyers worldwide by the World Trade Mark Review WTR 1000 where she has been commended for having a keen strategic eye and is appreciated for having a quick turnaround time and providing sensible, concise and accurate information and advice. She is a recipient of the International Law Office 2014 client choice award for Intellectual Property- trade marks in Kenya and is also listed in the Managing Intellectual Property World IP survey 2014 – 2016 as an IP star. She has also been ranked in the reputable Chambers global guide 2015 and 2016 where she is described as “knowledgeable and always available to assist.”

Academic qualifications

  • Masters of Law, (LL.M), University of Nairobi.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law (Advocates Training Programme), Kenya School of Law.
  • Bachelors degree in Law, (LL.B), University of Nairobi.

Membership and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Kenya.
  • Rwanda Bar Association.
  • East Africa Law Society.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Committee member 2014-2015, 2016- 2017.
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG).
  • Kenya Association of Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Sub-Committee.

Practice areas

  • Intellectual Property (IP) prosecution, maintenance, audits and risk management.
  • Contentious IP Services.
  • Commercial IP Services.
  • Clearance Searches.
  • Anti-counterfeiting.
  • Business Establishment.
  • Competition Law.
  • Joint Ventures.
  • Private Equity.
  • Information, Communication and Technology.
  • Media, Advertising and Entertainment.
  • Consumer protection.
  • Regulatory and compliance.
  • Commercial contracts.

Email: Lorna@cfllegal.com