Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

As one of the few top tier law firms in Nigeria with a dedicated IP Practice, we advise on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights.

We handle both the contentious and non-contentious sides of IP law and as trusted adviser, local and multinational corporates operating in a wide range of sectors trust us to manage their IP portfolio and solve their IP issues in a cost effective and efficient manner. In this regard, our advice includes registration of intellectual property rights, transfer and licensing arrangements and copyright.

We handle disputes covering the full spectrum of IP rights and co-ordinate litigation and settlement strategies for clients in defence of their IP rights. We recently represented the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in a copyright violation suit.

Our IP lawyers also provide support to other specialist lawyers within the Firm on M&A and capital markets transactions where IP rights are integral to the transaction. This involves conducting high level due diligence exercises, establishing licensing structures and assignment of IP assets.

We have developed highly effective working relationships with leading law firms in UK and US and are able to guide our clients on their multi-jurisdictional IP matters and provide services with an international outlook.