This practice area relates to the development, processing, protecting and enforcing of their intellectual property rights. We handle patents, trademarks, copyrights, and design rights.
Advising on brand protection and licensing; validity and infringement matters; filing trademark applications; performing searches at the Trademark registry; tax issues; legal representation at all dispute resolution avenues; registering, licensing, franchising, and technology transfer agreements; registering products with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria; advice and facilitation of prosecution regarding copyright infringement and conducting opposition proceedings.
We work closely with our clients to develop bespoke strategies for maximising the value of their IP. We advise on a range of commercial arrangements, including technology and brand licences, franchise agreements and joint ventures. We also regularly advise on other regulatory issues that arise in these arrangements.