Intellectual Property

Protecting your Intellectual property serves as a valuable asset to your business. From initial counseling and searches to registration and enforcement, we’ll help you add value to your business by protecting your IP.

We provide a full range of intellectual property services for businesses across the world. In today’s world, IP is a key consideration in major business transactions and remains at the centre of various legal issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions to investments and disputes.


Having a strong and legally enforceable trade or service mark is key to giving your goods or services a distinct character and excellent reputation. It increases the value of your brand and helps to enforce your rights against copycats. Our IP team provides trademark services in all our jurisdictions across Africa, the UK and U.S. From preliminary advice to registration and enforcement, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our trademark services include:

Preliminary advice on best strategies for trademark protection

Trademark searches, search reports and opinion on registrability

Filing registration applications

Renewals and Maintenance

Responding to office actions

Contentious matters including Oppositions and Cancellations

Cease & Desist Letters and negotiations with 3rd parties

Licensing, assignments and other transactional trademark matters


In an increasingly competitive market, having a patent leverages the most value for your invention and thereby increases the value of your brand. Our IP team advises and assists clients and attorneys from around the world with filing PCT applications for foreign inventors who wish to enter the national phase in Nigeria and other African countries.

Preliminary advice on patentability and filing strategies

Advice on design/utility patent registrability

Patent searches

Filing registration applications

PCT applications

Filing patent annuities


Our IP team also assists with a broad range of copyright issues and we work with a broad range of clients that encompass creatives and programmers. We devise effective protective strategies for our clients in related sectors including software, film, television, music, literature, graphic designs, photography and sculpting.

We advise clients on brand protection and management, IP prosecution and enforcement, trademarks, patents, copyright, trade secrets and various IP transactions. Whether you’re looking to protect your IP in one of our locations or on a global scale, our IP team has the experience and resources required to serve your needs.

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