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Maura Canavan
Country Manager, Rouse Africa

Maura is Country Manager of Rouse Africa based in Cape Town, South Africa where she leads the enforcement team.

Maura has many years' experience devising and managing international enforcement programmes. In addition, Maura advises on all aspects of IP rights across Africa.  Her clients include multi-national companies particularly those in the technology sector.

Maura joined Rouse in 1994 and is a UK qualified solicitor. She was an Executive of Rouse and a Partner of its associated UK law firm Rouse Legal, until the end of 2010, when she relocated to South Africa.

Maura is an active member of INTA's Middle East and Africa Sub-Committee. She also speaks regularly at industry events including the joint INTA/BASCAP workshop regarding roles and responsibilities of intermediaries in enforcing IP rights where she was panel moderator in August/September 2016.

Professional qualifications

  • LLB, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

  • Diploma in EC Law, University of London, United Kingdom 

  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, United Kingdom

Professional memberships

  • Chair of INTA's Anti-Counterfeiting Committee Middle East and Africa Subcommittee  for the 2018-2019 term

Personal interests