Banwo & Ighodalo's Intellectual Property and Technology Group assists foreign and local clients in the management, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property (“IP”) and other related rights in Nigeria. Our services include:
a) provision of legal advice on IP rights in relation to brand names and their usage, creative works and inventions, product development, licensing and exploitation of IP rights, provision of anti-counterfeiting services and acquisition and transfer of technology;
b) prosecution of trademark, patent and designs applications (new applications, renewals, recordals of licenses, assignments, mergers, etc.) in Nigeria, product registration and regulatory compliance matters with relevant agencies;
In the area of IP, we cover not only Nigeria but other African countries and jurisdictions, including the African Intellectual Property Organisation and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation member countries, through an efficient network of local associates.
Furthermore, we have a specialist team of Litigators and Alternative Dispute Resolution experts who have relevant experience in Intellectual Property disputes. They continually devise winning strategies to ensure adequate protection of our Nigerian and foreign clients’ Intellectual Property rights and interests and are currently advising on, prosecuting and defending a number of Intellectual Property related suits before the Federal High Court, on behalf of clients.
Avon Products Inc.
BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion)
Bureau National Interprofessionnel Du Cognac
Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne
Computer Warehouse Group plc
CPA Global Limited (formerly Computer Patent Annuities)
DM Kisch Inc.
Ebro Foods S.A.
Greenwich Trust Limited
Honda Motor Europe Limited
Institut National de l’origine et de la qualite
International Trade Corporation Limited
Main One Cable Technologies
Marks & Clerk
Nigerian Breweries Plc
Nigerian Stock Exchange
Novagraaf Group B.V.
Organo Gold Europe BV
Promasidor Holdings Nigeria Limited
Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited
Syngenta Participations AG
Automobiles & Parts
Consumer Product Manufacturing
Food & Drink Producers
Private Clients / Individuals
Software & Computer Services
Technology, Hardware & Electronics