O. Kayode & Co
The firm has garnered over thirty years of combined practice experience, and boasts of experts in diverse areas of law who offer advice and solutions to clients for IP including patent, trade mark and design in the Nigerian and international environments.
O. Kayode & Co manages all forms of IP portfolios including trade mark, patent and design matters, for both domestic and international clients. Having developed mutually beneficial relationships with firms in other African countries, the firm has been able to assist its clients with solutions to their IP challenges in the ARIPO and OAPI treaty countries such as Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cape Verde, Ghana and Sierra Leone among others.
The firm’s IP team is comprised of lawyers, IP administrators and paralegals. The firm has diversely skilled personnel who have honed their skills in various aspects of law including litigation, corporate and commercial, advertising, oil and gas, and energy law. The firm’s work environment and ethics enable it to take on and overcome challenging situations as they present themselves, having one goal in mind – client satisfaction.
The firm’s growing enforcement department is capable of dealing with the various challenges of counterfeiting and piracy faced by clients in Nigeria, and it is proud to say that it has worked for some very high profile clients in this regard.
Main Areas of Practice:
Anticounterfeiting & Brand Protection:
■ Conducted anticounterfeiting raids in conjunction with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) within formal and informal markets, and advised on anticounterfeiting / prosecution strategies for the client Moët Hennessy
■ Assisted GSK with counterfeit notification in liaison with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
■ Represented SAMSUNG in anticounterfeiting preraid investigations, as well as advising the client on best strategies for brand protection and prosecution
■ Represented Moët Hennessy, while working with NAFDAC, in the criminal prosecution of a suspect arraigned at the Federal High Court Lagos for counterfeiting
■ Represented The Panda Group of Rosemead at the Federal High Court Lagos in an appeal from the decision of the Trademark Tribunal concerning the registration of its trademark. Currently representing the client in a further appeal to the Court of Appeal
Provided by O. Kayode & Co