Fanta started her legal career with the firm in 2006 when she joined the Dispute and & Risk Management department as an Instructing Attorney practising commercial and civil litigation with particular focus on debt collection and enforcement matters.
She currently manages the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and deals with trademark prosecution matters, patent registration, as well contentious intellectual property matters including opposition proceedings, passing-off and infringement. She also represents clients with trademark agreements, copyright and patent licensing agreements.
Fanta has recently worked on:
She is a member of International Trademark Association (INTA) and has served on the Courts and Tribunal Sub-Committee of INTA’s Enforcement Committee for 2007–2009. She is currently serving on INTA’s Sub Parallel Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2014–2015 term joined the firm in 2006 as an Instructing Attorney practising primarily in the areas of commercial litigation; civil litigation; debt collection. She also has experience in Intellectual Property matters.
‘Made in T&T…A Brief Look at the Entrepreneurial Benefits of Geographical Indications’ – Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 10 Issue 4, March, 2018
‘Tackling Trademark Infringement’ – Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 8 Issue 7, Nov 2014
‘Use it or Face Losing It! Protecting Trademarks Through Use’ – Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 8 Issue 5, Jan 2014
‘Shades of Grey – Navigating the Parallel Import Market’ – Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 8 Issue 3, March 2013
‘The Value of Trademark Registration’ – Hamel-Smith Forum, Vol. 7 Issue 5, June 2012
International Trademark Association
2016: LL.M International Legal Practice, University of Law, U.K.
2005: Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law, U.K.
2004: Graduate Diploma in Law – University of Westminster, U.K.
1996: Post Graduate Diploma Human Resource Management, University of the West Indies
1991: B.A. (Hons.) History/Social Sciences – University of the West Indies
2018: “Expanding Intellectual Property in a Global Market” – T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce, 10th April, 2018;