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Intellectual Property

The firm provides a full range of legal services relating to the protection, exploitation and litigation of intellectual property rights. The practice group for lntellectual Property combines strong expertise and local knowledge of specific industry sectors such as pharmaceutical and general consumer products, communications, Information Technology and the media, to provide the ability to give more bespoke and specific advice.

In particular the firm represents multinational consumer product companies and delivers unparalleled services in allied areas of franchise and distributorship agreements, merchandise marks and property rights licensing.

A&O gives commercial advice in transactions covering industrial and intellectual property acquisitions, royalties, franchises, licensing and other international trade protection measures.

Corporate and Regulatory - an excellent working relationship with Trade Mark, Patent and Design registries, provision of timely and accurate filings, affords protection of clients‘ interest to both local and international businesses in Nigeria.

This group provides unique services in litigation in opposition of registration and actions for passing-off, protection of mercantile marks and products, seizure and disposal of offending goods, injunctions and actions related to; parallel trading activities; copyright collecting society and IT protection actions.

The firm participated in the committee for the revision of the Intellectual property Laws in Nigeria and is a contributor to the Trademarks study group for the proposed draft bill for a consolidated enactment. A&O is a member of International Trademarks Association [INTA] and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria [lPLAN]. Ajumogobia & Okeke supports the "Asia-Pacific IP Forum".

Areas

  • Trademark Registration

  • Passing-off and seizure

  • Copyright & Design

  • Opposition proceedings

  • Transaction Agreements

  • Enforcement of trademark/copyright Infringements

  • Litigation/Arbitration and Dispute resolution

  • Advisory