Intellectual Property and Technology

Intangible assets, whether brands, designs, content, technology or innovation, are fundamental drivers of success for our most exciting and fastest-growing clients. We understand that protecting, enforcing and exploiting those assets in the constantly changing marketplace is a business critical priority for you.

More than ever before, intangible assets such as brands, know-how and reputation are of key importance to businesses. Drawing on our wide range of experience across many sectors, we are well-placed to provide the joined-up, cost-effective advice and protection that clients need to obtain, retain and grow these assets. Our intellectual property practice includes opposition proceedings management.

Our Technology service integrates lawyers with extensive experience in a wide variety of technology matters working in the areas of corporate, commercial, tax, corporate finance, securities, intellectual property, competition law and litigation. We have broad experience in all aspects of technology financing and M&A transactions, from structuring through the due diligence process to completion of the transaction.

Our intellectual property team has an established track record in providing strategic advice at the highest level on all forms of IP. We span the Nigerian, African, European jurisdictions and are equally comfortable coordinating strategy as leading frontline enforcement on the ground in our home jurisdiction - Nigeria. We understand that your IP strategy does not stop at the borders of any one country or region and are committed to providing commercial advice in a global context. Our overriding goal is to apply our legal expertise and commercial knowhow to procure the strongest long-term outcome for your business.

Many of our clients have hugely complicated intellectual property portfolios and are fighting numerous IP disputes on multiple fronts at any one time. We are used to advising on highly complex matters and work alongside our clients' own people as trusted members of the team.

Given our expertise, our advice is valued particularly highly by brand and innovation driven businesses in the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, and Retail sectors. Our experience working at the cutting edge of business informs everything that we do and enables us to help you protect and grow the value of your intangible assets.

Our IP expertise covers anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy, copyright and database rights, design rights, domain names, patents, trademarks  and brands, trade secrets and confidential information, and promotions, marketing and sponsorship.

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