Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie has developed considerable experience with various aspects of intellectual property protection and product and brand management in Nigeria.
The team has assisted diverse clients in the FMCG, food and beverages, cosmetics and other sectors, by introducing various brands and products into the Nigerian market and protecting their branding rights. The team routinely advises clients on the registration of trade and service marks at the Nigerian Trade Marks Registry.
The team provides additional services including registration, enforcement, transfer and revalidation of trademarks; registrations and renewals of patents and designs, advising on third party and office actions, preparing and registering technology transfer agreements at the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), registration with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), as well as advising on franchising and distributorship arrangements in Nigeria.
The team also negotiates and drafts intellectual property-related agreements and advises on the commercialisation, registration and protection of copyright, the commercialisation of intellectual property rights, conducts intellectual property asset audits and advises on competition law and brand protection mechanisms.
The firm is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).