Tatum joined the firm in 2012.  She obtained her Legal Secretary diploma at Bryntirion Computer College and commenced her Intellectual Property ( IP) career in 2005 at Adams & Adams a large firm that specialises in IP matters. Prior to joining de Chalains Tatum obtained valuable knowledge and experience whilst in the employ of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) / TMO from 2006.  Numbering and billing of TM1 forms, opening new files, capturing and proofreading TM1’s, allocating numbers, capturing of GPA’s and responding to official actions were some of her duties at the registry.

Tatum has twelve years diverse experience as a trade mark paralegal providing support to three IP Attorneys and currently specialising in the filing and prosecution of trade marks in South Africa. Excellent planning and organizational skills together with proven resourcefulness and initiative enables Tatum to attend to the successful management of numerous tasks simultaneously. Tatum is a team member experienced in handling a wide range of trade mark matters and is an asset to de Chalains®.


Her hobbies are reading, camping and swimming. Tatum is married to Shayne with two children named Shayron and Shanton.