Law Exchange Associates


Established in 2015, Law Exchange Associates, headquartered in Dar, Tanzania is a Corporate and Commercial full-service law firm providing innovative legal solutions to its domestic as well as international clients, offers diverse of expertise in all areas of major practice, with an internationally renowned IP expertise.

Our IP practice offers services relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, media and entertainment, anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, IP litigation, IP due diligence and commercial intellectual property (e.g, licensing, franchising and distributorship). We offer ancillary services including assisting clients with regulatory registrations with the National Agencies, the Standards Organization, Tax authority and other regulatory agencies of Tanzania.

The firm has been listed in the GLOBAL IP DIRECTORY 2021/2022/2023 and The Trademark Lawyer Magazine and other professional links as follows:

Law Exchange Associates - Tanzania - Firm Profile | IP STARS

The firm’s client base includes local, national, and international companies across a broad range of sectors, ranging from emerging business to multi-nationals, as well as public sector organisations.

Managing Partner

Patric David is a founder and Managing partner.

He is an Advocate of the High Court of Zanzibar, Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. He has an experience of over 15 years in Manufacturing & Beverage industries as well as in Construction Sector.

Mr. Patric David has also been appointed and entered into the Register of authorized Patent, Trade and Service Marks Agent (BRELA) to be listed as IP AGENT in African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) website. He has been accredited by the Ministry of Constitutional and Legal Affairs of Tanzanian Government, to be an Arbitrator and Mediator.

He is working as in-house counsel and Head of Legal Department at SBC Tanzania Limited (PepsiCo franchised products in Tanzania).

He’s pursuing a master’s degree in intellectual property laws from the University of Dar es salaam School of Law, a Bachelor of Laws degree, and a Post graduate Diploma in legal practices from the Law school of Tanzania and a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from the Open University of Tanzania. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Taxation from the institute of Tax Administration as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Mediation and Arbitration from the Institute of Social Work.

Networking Memberships: INTA, EALS, TLS, ZLS, MLAT


Infosys Building, Plot No. 17 Mwindu Lane, off Burundi Road
P.O. Box 33861, Kinondoni-Ada Estate
Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

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Telephone:        +255754768786

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