Jackson, Etti & Edu

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Regarded as a pioneer in the industry and recognised across Nigeria for its expertise in intellectual property. Particularly prominent in trade mark prosecution, commercial intellectual property matters and overall brand protection. Manages a multitude of blue-chip company portfolios, including those from the financial, food and beverage and automobile industries. Also proficient in the full gamut of patent and design matters.

Strengths Interviewees enthuse that the group is "one of the best IP firms in Nigeria."

Work highlights Successfully defended Quena Plant Protection against an opposition to its registration of a trade mark in the herbicide and agrochemical space.

Notable practitioners

Chinyere Okorocha is highlighted for her immense experience in the space. She is regarded as a prolific figure in patent and trade mark registration. She provides ongoing IP strategy advice to a host of multinational clients in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and fast-moving consumer goods sectors.

Obafemi Agaba is acknowledged for his expertise and experience in enforcement proceedings and the protection of IP rights. Interviewees praise him as a "good advocate," noting his high level of activity in the space.

Sources report that "leading practitioner" Uwa Ohiku is a "highly regarded" individual in the market, showcasing "expertise and clout." A "very, very experienced" IP lawyer, she advises on a broad range of issues, including those relating to trade mark infringement and wider IP enforcement proceedings.