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Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Highly respected practice that possesses considerable experience in the handling of trade marks, patents, franchising, distributorship agreements and copyrights. Works with prestigious businesses based both in and outside of Nigeria on new registrations as well as mergers and renewals. Also has a deep background in issues that cut across intellectual property, such as technology transfer agreements.

Strengths

A client noted that the firm provides "a good support structure for the business I work with," adding: "Customer service has been top notch."

Work highlights

Defended Sproxil at the Federal High Court against two patent and copyright infringement cases concerning its Mobile Authentication System.

Notable practitioners

Theophilus Emuwa demonstrates particular strength in the commercial considerations of IP portfolios he handles for clients. He also shows notable depth of understanding in brand protection strategy.

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Overview

ǼLEX’s Intellectual Property Practice is recognised as one of the leading IP practices in Nigeria. We offer comprehensive legal services in every aspect of intellectual property law and provide both established and innovative legal methods of protecting clients’ interests. With lawyers having background in scientific disciples, our clients are sure that we are able to understand issues presented by complex technical and financial innovations and to efficiently meet their goals.

The firm handles matters (both of a contentious and non-contentious nature) relating to trademarks, patent, copyright, franchising, licensing, distributorship agreements and technology transfer. We file trademark, patent and design applications in Nigeria and in Ghana directly and in OAPI countries, through an agent. We assist our clients with the registration of their products with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

Our clients range from large multinational corporations who are engaged in telecommunications, oil & gas, biotechnology, software, pharmaceuticals and banking. We help them with their trademarks, patent, copyright, franchising, licensing, distributorship agreements and technology transfer matters. Our firm also offers investigative services to clients whose products are being adulterated and sold locally.



Members

Emuwa, Theophilus I (Head of Department)

Intellectual Property

ǼLEX

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Location

4th Floor, Marble House

1 Kingsway Road, Falomo

PO Box 52901, Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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Nigeria

Intellectual Property


Theophilus I Emuwa
Band 3