Our long-standing record of successfully managing the Intellectual Property rights of  local, international, and multinational clients in an effective, efficient and practical manner has earned us a solid positive reputation. Our Intellectual Property practice has extensive experience in providing comprehensive Intellectual Property services to our clients spread across the different industries.

In a world where Intellectual Property rights are a major asset to businesses, and steadily becoming an integral part of corporate transactions, we identify, protect these rights at each stage of the innovation process, and provide strategic advice that enables you exploit your Intellectual Property rights fully. Through a deep understanding of your business objectives, we provide legal advice that enables you successfully manage and extract value from your IP assets.

Our IP practice covers OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization) comprising the following countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo (Republic of), Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo).

We have established and harness the expertise of our reliable network of associates in different jurisdictions, which enables us aptly coordinate and manage IP portfolios in these different jurisdictions such as Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

We can be your legal and strategic consultative partners in the following non-exhaustive areas:

  • Advertising;
  • Commercialization of IP, including strategic advice;
  • Copyright law;
  • Designs;
  • Domain name registration and disputes;
  • Due diligence;
  • False advertising;
  • Filing and Prosecution;
  • Franchising;
  • Freedom to operate;
  • Geographical Indications;
  • IP litigation;
  • IP maintenance;
  • License, supply, distribution and related commercial agreements;
  • Ownership disputes;
  • Packaging and labeling strategies;
  • Passing-Off;
  • Patents;
  • Plant Breeders’ Rights;
  • Portfolio management;
  • Searches;
  • Technology transfer;
  • Trade secrets;
  • Trademarks and branding