Otu leads the brand protection, employment and global mobility practices in the firm. He also has significant experience in intellectual property matters, specifically patents and designs. Otu has significant experience in litigation, specifically intellectual property infringements and employment-related disputes at the Federal High Court, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. Otu routinely advises start-up and established companies on intellectual property ownership and exploitation, brand protection, consumer protection, employment-related matters, employment of expatriates, claims and disputes. Otu’s employment and global mobility advice is especially sought by foreign entities that are seeking to establish local operations or restructure existing operations and indigenous businesses.
Otu has been identified as a rising star in the Nigerian market by WTR 2000 for years 2020 and 2021 respectively. Otu is currently concluding his second term as the General Secretary of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria.
Nigerian Bar Association
Vice President, Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria