INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our Intellectual Property Practice protects our Clients’ ideas, technology, products and brands. From market leaders to dynamic start-ups, we help our Clients protect their market position, maximize their intellectual property and benefit from our significant market intelligence.

We recognize the value our Clients attach to their intellectual property and as such offer excellent, innovative, yet cost effective IP portfolio management services, including filings and renewals which are all inclusive mechanisms towards ensuring that our Clients’ rights are not infringed. We also undertake watch services in Trade Mark Journals and in the open or online markets to guard against counterfeiting, piracy or any other form of IPR infringement in Nigeria and beyond.

Our team of highly skilled IP Lawyers have garnered practical experience through representing blue chip companies, small and medium sized entities in a range of IP issues including contentious IP litigation, responding to office actions, anti-counterfeiting, IP audit and portfolio management, franchising, licensing and other IP documentations.

Our IP practice leverages on our Dispute Resolution Practice in applying alternative dispute resolution skills towards negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of our Clients. We also have experience acting as Nigeria correspondents for foreign instructing Law Firms and brand protection companies in attending to Clients’ IP needs in Nigeria. The Firm and its IP team are members of various IP professional bodies including the International Trade Marks Association (INTA), Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration of Nigeria (ACC) and the IP Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law.