Maura Canavan
Country Manager, Rouse Africa

Maura is Country Manager of Rouse Africa based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Maura has been leading our Rouse Africa practice since it opened in October 2015.

She started work with Rouse back in 1994 as a trainee in its London office. She worked there for 16 years, having been a partner and executive in the business since 2003. She moved to Cape Town in 2011 and has now been a ‘Rouser’ for over 18 years!

In Africa, she handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters across the whole region. She has a particular focus on trade mark portfolio management and enforcement programmes. Maura advises all business sectors from African start-ups to international multi-national companies.  

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

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