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Uche Nwokocha

Partner

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Uche is a Partner at Aluko & Oyebode. She manages the Intellectual Property portfolio.

Practice Focus and Experience

Uche has been at Aluko & Oyebode since 2003, and has served as a Partner since 2008.

She manages the Intellectual Property portfolio of the Firm, where she advises clients on the full range of brand-related matters including trademark clearance, exploitation, acquisition, protection, and enforcement. She advises foreign companies on the registration of their brands in Nigeria and has been instrumental in securing the registration and protection of several leading international brands. Uche also prosecutes trademark, patent, and design applications, conducts opposition proceedings and dispute resolution, and registers licensing, franchising, technology transfer agreements, and product registration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigerian Copyrights Commission (NCC), National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) and related agencies. She is a regular speaker at intellectual property seminars and conferences.

She primarily focuses her practice in the following areas:

Education

  • 1997 - University of Lagos, Master of International Law and Diplomacy, MILD
  • 1991 - Nigerian Law School, BL
  • 1990 - Lagos State University, LLB