Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property (IP) practice is made up of experts who understand both the international and domestic terrain as it pertains to the registration, protection, and enforcement of IP rights.

Our lawyers are accredited trademark and patent attorneys/agents, and we handle the entire spectrum of IP rights on behalf of clients doing business within or outside Nigeria including trademarks, patents, designs, and copyright.

We regularly provide advice to our clients on their IP rights in relation to the usage of their brand names, domain names, creative works, and technological inventions.

We also help our clients file and pursue applications for trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and copyright.

In addition, we prepare documentation pertaining to the purchase, licencing, as well as sales of IP rights and we handle opposition and infringement cases where necessary.

We regularly liaise with the pertinent regulatory organisations in Nigeria such as the Nigerian Customs Service, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), and the Nigerian IP Registry.

We have excellent relationships with global law firms in the IP space and belong to various international IP bodies.