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Intellectual Property Department

Nigeria
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What the team is known for Adroit team that handles both contentious and non-contentious matters concerning trade marks, patents and copyright, as well as licensing and franchising mandates. Also advises on commercial IP matters, including IP aspects of corporate transactions. Often represents the interests of international businesses.

Strengths Market sources are very satisfied that the firm is "reactive, straight to the point when providing answers and constantly follows up on matters."

Work highlights Advised Coca-Cola on its acquisition of 40% equity in CHI Limited, including the restructuring of the companies' IP ownership as part of the transaction.

Notable practitioners

Theophilus Emuwa is the firm's managing partner and head of the intellectual property practice group. He possesses long-standing expertise in the space and is particularly adept at advising on commercial intellectual property matters.