Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property (IP)

Intellectual property is the most valuable asset of a wide range of businesses having a technology component, and for other businesses it is used to protect the company, commercialize its invention and attract funding and partnerships.

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Our team understands how essential it is for every business to act decisively to safeguard this valuable, albeit intangible, corporate asset.

We apply best practice thinking to a wide range of IP and related issues, generating distinctive and commercially minded solutions. Acting for multinationals, large local companies, and individuals, we cross borders in Africa to register and protect clients’ trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, and domain names.

We negotiate and prepare agreements on the IP aspects of commercial transactions, such as those involving licensees and franchisees.

Our practice includes the registration of IP rights both locally and internationally, the purchase, transfer and licensing of all IP rights including copyrights, trademarks and patents.

Additionally, we assist with restraints of trade, e-commerce and IT law, litigation, and dispute resolution in relation to a diversity of IP issues, and due diligence investigations.

Our mergers and acquisitions expertise includes providing guidance to clients on:

  • Copyright
  • Design Rights
  • Domain Name Litigation and UDRPs
  • Privacy
  • Trademark Counseling and Prosecution
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations
  • Patent Reissues