Commercial Intellectual Property

Commercial Intellectual Property

Commercial IP

The fusion of our rich background in intellectual property law and our expertise in corporate and commercial law practice affords us the rare skill combination required to assist clients navigate safely through the intricate intellectual property issues that arise in commercial transactions.

IP Due Diligence/IP Audits

We assist our clients in evaluating their IP portfolio or those of companies of interests to them, with a view to ascertaining the ownership, quality and quantity of IP assets of the target company. Each IP due diligence/Audit exercise is carried out meticulously thus ensuring the accuracy and exhaustiveness of same. We conduct IP due diligence / audit exercises from the standpoint of a clear understanding of the client’s specific business objectives and are therefore able to provide clients with an detailed report that is appropriate for each specific transaction.

Franchising

We provide specialist legal advice on various aspects of franchise transactions and guide clients through the maze of legal, regulatory and transactional hurdles that are usual to franchise arrangements. Whether it is a major international brand seeking to expand into the Nigerian commercial space, or a local entity seeking to buy a franchise, we provide our clients with tailor-made advice that ensures that their commercial interests are well-served.

IP Licensing

Developing license strategies, negotiating and drafting license agreements are part of the services we offer under our commercial IP practice. We help our clients determine license arrangements that align with each client’s peculiar business strategy and objectives.

IP Co-Existence / Settlement Agreements

There is an increasing preference for settlement of IP disputes through Co-existence/Settlement Agreements, rather than the usual dispute resolution mechanisms. We leverage on our experience to help clients negotiate settlement on intricate IP disputes.

IP Documentation

We are versed in the art of drafting and vetting documentation for all manner of IP-related transactions and business arrangements. We give attention to the fine details of each transaction and are able to prepare well crafted agreements that minimizes the possibility of disputes and enhance harmonious business relationships between the parties.


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