Established in 1996, Jackson, Etti & Edu is a full-service law firm headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with an internationally renowned IP practice. With three offices in Nigeria and an office in Accra, Ghana – the hubs of business in West Africa – as well as an enviable network of top-rated associate agents across the continent, we are uniquely positioned to offer superior IP services throughout Africa.
Our IP practice offers services relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, media and entertainment, anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, IP litigation, IP due diligence and commercial intellectual property (e.g, licensing, franchising and distributorship). We offer ancillary services including assisting clients with regulatory registrations with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion and other regulatory agencies. Our IP practice also offers advisory services to the federal government of Nigeria on IP policies and IP law reforms and provides regional perspectives on IP-related matters.
Our services are provided through a complement of experienced and seasoned practitioners who have distinguished themselves in this field for many years and have been recognised as experts and leaders in this specialist area of the law. Our lawyers possess impressive expertise and have been involved in some of the most high-profile IP transactions. They also hold leadership positions in local IP organisations. One of the partners is a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) consultant and regularly offers advice on myriad IP-related issues. Our clientele includes a broad spectrum of local and international blue-chip organisations, including major multinationals and conglomerates that trust us with the execution of specific business goals in the territories of interest.
The many awards, recognitions and rankings which our IP practice has received from globally and locally renowned organisations, as well as our frequent engagements by international IP bodies – including WIPO and the International Trademark Association (INTA) – are testimonies of our remarkable achievements in IP practice in Nigeria. We have been rated as a Tier 1 firm for contentious and non-contentious trademark and patent work in Nigeria from 2001 to 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property’s Annual Survey; ranked among the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017; awarded the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2016 at the ESQ/Nigeria Legal Awards; recognised by Global Law Experts (Practice Award, as Full-service IP Law Firm of the Year 2014); named Nigeria Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Corporate Livewire Global Awards (2014-2015); and named Nigerian Trademark Law Firm of The Year 2014 at the Acquisition International Legal Awards. Further, the firm was shortlisted as one of seven firms worldwide for IP Firm of the Year in an Emerging Market by Informa Law.
As one of Africa’s leading IP practices and Nigeria’s largest practice, we have made our mark in contributing to the growth and awareness of intellectual property in Nigeria and several African countries. We have significant experience in raising public awareness on the subject of intellectual property, and have facilitated several public awareness forums organised by WIPO and INTA as well as various government offices, including the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Commercial Department and the Nigerian Copyright Commission.
O. Kayode & Co. is an IP boutique firm, specializing in corporate and commercial practice, with particular emphasis on industrial and intellectual property law.
We have staffed offices located in Lagos Nigeria and Abuja the nation’s Capital.
The firm offers advice and solutions, for patent, trade mark and design challenges in the Nigerian and African environment.
We have developed a growing enforcement department with extensive experience in handling counterfeiting cases, covering world famous brands.
Our resources include direct contact with key officials at regulatory agencies, such as NAFDAC, SON and the IPR unit at Nigerian Customs Service which we maintain by building healthy working relationships. Some of these agencies include the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Nigeria Customs Service, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and other private sources.
As a firm, we are confident in our ability to provide needed assistance to our clients with respect to anticounterfeiting and enforcement action in Nigeria.
We have a vibrant team comprised of lawyers and paralegals with several years of expertise.
Von Seidels is a specialist IP law firm in Africa with a team of over 90 people. We assist clients both locally and internationally in obtaining all forms of IP protection and deals with all IP related commercial activities, including agreements, valuations and litigation.
Our head office is in Cape Town and we have a satellite office in Johannesburg, South Africa. We have offices in ARIPO (Namibia), OAPI (Cameroon) and Nigeria.
Von Seidels Nigeria office is based in the country’s capital and IP centre, Abuja. We partnered with experienced Nigerian IP attorney Okey Onyekanma to establish this office.
Our offices cover the majority of the African continent. South Africa, ARIPO, OAPI and Nigeria combined comprise 70% of Africa’s countries. In the rest of Africa we work with trusted agents.
With many years of experience working in Africa, we have vast local knowledge and understanding of country-specific legislative requirements and issues across this continent.