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Intellectual property

Intellectual property is increasing becoming a key concern for individuals as well as corporate entities due to its great value.
Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is increasing becoming a key concern for individuals as well as corporate entities due to its great value. The rate of growth in IP field and the recent international dynamics on strict adherence to the intellectual property rights has led us to undertake extensive research in this discipline and the Firm offers a broad based service in this area. In particular, we provide the following services:

...We support our clients in registration, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights...

  • Acting as consultants in identification, registration, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and generally render consultancies on copyright and trade secrets such as formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique or process that is used in business; trademarks such as words, names, symbols, sounds, or colors that distinguish goods and services from those manufactured or sold by others and indicate the source of the goods; patent rights; and breeders rights;
  • Providing legal and practical advice to individuals and companies on the existence, registration and enforcement of literary works such as novels, poems, plays and performances of performing artists; reference works such as books and articles; films and TV programs; musical compositions; choreography; artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures; architecture; advertisements, commercial names and designations; maps, technical drawings, computer programs and breeders rights;
  • Carrying out research in IP rights, law and practice, and to publish the findings of such research;
  • Developing and licensing the use of copyrights and trade secrets, trademarks, patents and breeders rights on behalf of IP rights owners;
  • Drawing agreements such as Copyright Licensing Agreements, Intellectual Property Assignment Agreements, Agreements for Assignment of Future Copyright, Time Brokerage Agreements, etc, in relation to licensing and or sale of IP rights;
  • Undertaking the business of IP acquisition or recognition, sale, promotion and management;
  • Assisting clients identify intellectual property problems, solutions, challenges, and strategies as well as disciplinary steps;
  • Undertaking IP market watch for opportunities, competitors and infringers;
  • Protecting IP rights through registration and pursuance of disciplinary measures against infringers of IP Rights;
  • Undertaking the business of IP Exchange by acquiring and selling IP Rights, negotiating Spin-off;
  • Negotiating the sharing of IP rights among IP rights-holders;
  • Negotiating IP transfer or sale between IP rights-holders and IP rights buyers;
  • Advising IP rights-holders on decision making as regards the maintenance, commercialization, or donation of IP assets;
  • Advising IP rights-holders on the economics of IP enforcement;
  • Conducting an inventory of a customer’s Intellectual Property (IP);
  • Valuing IP and determining the appropriate royalty rates for purposes of licensing and or sale or IP rights; and
  • Advising on restrictive trade practices.