Lorna Mbatia
(Last Updated On: September 22, 2018)


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 2012-2018 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 surveys 2014 – 2018 as an IP star. She has also been ranked in the reputable Chambers global guides 2015 – 2018 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
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Council member Africa Global Advisory Council 2018-2019
  • 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