Alec is an attorney with at least 15 years practical experience in more than one jurisdiction including Botswana and Zimbabwe where he is admitted to practice. His area of expertise is commercial law with a bias towards intellectual property and advising on labour related matters (restructuring included). Alec has experience carrying out IP audits and advising companies on brand protection strategies, trademark and patent filings and litigation, copyright, licensing, sale and purchase agreements in IP and technology and rendering legal opinions on various IP issues. Alec is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving as a Co – Project Team Leader on the Leadership Development Committee and the ARIPO Working Group on the Improvement of the ARIPO Protocols relating to Industrial Property. He is also a past president of the Zimbabwe Institute of Patent and Trademark Agents.