Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Nigeria: Leading IP lawyers (2014), according to WHO’SWHOLEGAL

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Law practice in most jurisdictions in Africa can be a very tough business for one or two reasons not prevalent in the developed world. Intellectual property (IP) practice is a different kettle of fish, as we all know. Against all the odds, there are, indeed, IP lawyers who thrive by providing excellent services to IP rights owners and/or their foreign firms/agents. 

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WHO’SWHOLEGAL has now published its own list of leading IP practitioners in Nigeria for 2014. [Afro Leo has totally lost count of the number of 'ranking publications' that exist. Good they're all now noticing Africa] Some of these individuals and/or their firms are already well-known; so, we're equally glad to see new names. In no particular order, and as published: 

Name of Law Practice
Name of Practitioner
(1) Abdulai Taiwo & Co
Ladi Taiwo

Abdul-Rasheed Sadiq

Ayo Kusamotu

(2) Jackson Etti & Edu
Uwa Ohiku

Lookman Durosinmi-Etti

Koye Edu

(3) Allan & Ogunkeye
Obatosin Ogunkeye

Marlies Allan

(4) Aluko & Oyebode
Mark Mordi

Uche Nwokocha

(5) Chief GO Sodipo & Co
Professor Bankole Sodipo

(6) O Kayode & Company
Lara Kayode

(7) David Garrick Kayode & Co
Olugboyega Kayode

Theophilus Emuwa

(9) Stillwaters Law Firm
Afam Nwokedi

(10) Abraham & Co
Mena Ajakpovi

(11) Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun
Afolabi Caxton-Martins

(12) Chuma Anosike & Co
Chuma Anosike

(13) George Ikoli & Okagbue
Sam Okagbue

Says Afro Leo, thanks to positive media coverage of economic growth on the continent, African IP is gaining momentum and international prominence day by day. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we start hearing about essential reforms or improvement by government to bring about a more conducive environment for IP rights (e.g. swift access to justice).

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