We are the premier IP legal team to turn to in Nigeria, Africa when establishing and protecting your invaluable intellectual property rights, both here in Africa and worldwide. Our expert IP team is recognised by Chambers Global Guide 2018 as a leader in copyright law and intellectual property rights. Our team has been nominated three times for the Africa IP team of the year, including 2018. We are determined to help our clients develop, process and safeguard their intellectual property to achieve success in today’s global marketplace.
Our sterling IP lawyers are at the vanguard of the changing national and international law landscape. We are members of the International Trademark Association, Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG), IP Committee of the Section on Business, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES). We are an active member of the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association of Nigeria (IPLAN), a pressure group at the forefront of the protection of intellectual property rights in Nigeria. We have a thriving Anti-Counterfeit Department and are the Secretariat for the Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration (ACC), Nigeria.
We provide our clients with our incomparable and deep expertise in a variety of IP matters, including clearance searches, protection, use and enforcement of trademarks, copyright, patents, design and trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer (interface with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion), franchising, media law, packaging, labelling, manufacturing and distribution agreements, and product registration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Our comprehensive range of intellectual property rights services includes:
- Conducting opposition proceeding
- Drafting, reviewing, and amending all business and legal documents related to intellectual property rights
- Filing trademark applications for trademark registration in Nigeria
- Handling trademark matters, including renewal and cancellation
- Investigating the ownership of intellectual property rights
- Performing searches for availability of trademarks
- Providing services designed to protect trade and software secrets
- Processing patent applications
- Representing clients in intellectual property rights litigation and dispute resolution
- Registering domain names with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
- Registering, licensing, franchising, and technology transfer agreements
- Registering products with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)
We are located in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and we will serve your IP needs both locally and globally. Please contact Uche Nwokokcha email@example.com and Mark Mordi firstname.lastname@example.org, copying email@example.com for more information.
Intellectual Property SUBPRACTICES
With our sterling reputation and tradition of intellectual property rights enforcement successes, our international and domestic clients know they are in excellent hands. We are the leading IP law firm in Nigeria, and we know how to protect and enforce our clients’ IP rights efficiently and effectively, including copyright law, patent law and trademark law.
In today’s global and digital environment, infringement of intellectual property rights has become increasingly rampant. We work diligently to protect our clients’ IP portfolios in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide. Our experienced litigators and dispute resolution attorneys represent clients in patent and trademark infringement proceedings, trade secret disputes, IP disputes, and royalties matters, among others.
As top-echelon leaders in copyright law in Nigeria, we are your go-to counsel concerning the protection of copyrights, providing advice and representation regarding advertising and promotions in all media. We negotiate and draft licences and take on infringement disputes. Our broad base of knowledge and skills, including remaining on the leading edge of technology, media and Internet developments, allows us to represent clients of all sizes in a broad range of industries and provide bespoke, cost-effective solutions and services.
As top trademark lawyers in Nigeria, we are dedicated to the strategic growth, development and protection of our clients’ valuable trademarks. Regardless of size or industry sector, clients turn to us to navigate trademark registration in Nigeria, and they remain with us because of our peerless service.
For example, on behalf of our clients, we proactively monitor publications of the trademark registry to prevent copyright, trademark, or patent infringement by opposing applications. We notify our clients of potential infringement. However, prior to issuing a “cease and desist” letter, we recognise and engage the third party with a view to settling potential conflicts early, so our clients avoid protracted infringement proceedings. Our service provides the utmost security and protection of clients’ products, and protects and minimises disruption to our clients’ professional image, products and market. We also provide IP watch services.