Africa IP Practice
A billion consumers’ market, vast natural resources, youthful workforce, progressive macroeconomic policies, timely deregulation, dedicated sector reforms and an insatiable technology movement; have catapulted Africa to the mainstream of the global economy. This emerging investment destination is a calabash of diverse business cultures and unique challenges.
Jackson, Etti & Edu knows this territory; we have built our full-service legal practice with sector focus supported by a combined regional experience of leading professional networks.
Our Africa IP practice offers convenience, quality and value. We provide an integrated service of IP prosecution across all 54 states and bespoke solutions in management and commercialization of IP. Let us help you exploit your full business potential in Africa.
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Contact our Africa Team:
Partner, Intellectual Property
Senior Associate, Intellectual Property
Trademark rights are significantly recognized and protected in Africa. Although some African Trademark registries are yet to be automated, there is significant improvement in this area. The duration of trademark protection vary from one African country to another.
Our trademark services in the African Continent range from searches, filing, prosecution, enforcements and offering of advisory services.
Patent rights are significantly recognized and protected in Africa. African countries have differing examination procedures for Patent applications. Some countries offer a simple depository system for patent applications while others conduct substantive examination of patent applications.
Our services in Africa range from searches, filing, prosecution, enforcements and offering of advisory services.
Rights to Industrial Designs are significantly recognized and protected in Africa, although the duration of protection of Industrial Designs vary from one African Country to another. In some African countries there are no regulations to support the local prosecution of Industrial Designs. As a result, Applicants may file applications for Industrial Designs through ARIPO, designating the country of interest which must be a member of ARIPO.
Our services in Africa include filing and prosecution industrial design applications and enforcing industrial design rights.