IP - Patents in Nigeria
2nd Floor, 11, Awolowo Road, P. O. Box 56161, Lagos, 101008
STILLWATERS is a leading IP law firm in Nigeria. The firm operates from the commercial cities of Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, with associate offices in Cameroon (for IP matters in OAPI), and Angola.
Professionalism, flexibility and innovation are the hallmark of our practice. We value professional excellence, outstanding result and realize they both require creativity and hard work. We strive to gain every legal advantage for our clients while upholding the principles behind the practice of the law. Over the years, we have acquired considerable experience and an enviable reputation for rendering quality legal services in our areas of specialisation.
Practice representative clients include over 1660 foreign multinationals, quoted companies, financial institutions, industries, small and medium-size businesses and private entrepreneurs. Our practice is adequately equipped to handle matters arising from and relating to our areas of specialisation.
IP Practice Areas:
Searches to registration, renewals, assignments, mergers, transmissions, oppositions, agency, distributorship, franchising, piracy, passing-off, infringement, licensing, technology transfer, patenting, annuities, designs, IP due diligence, boarder enforcement measures, anti-counterfeiting, anti-piracy, arbitration and litigation.Show more +
Mr. Afamefuna Francis Nwokedi has over 27years of practice experience especially in the area of intellectual property law litigation. He is the Principal Counsel and Group Head of Stillwaters Law Firm, which operates from Nigeria, Angola and OAPI.
Mr. Nwokedi has been involved in several intellectual property (IP) law initiatives and building processes in Nigeria, including being a member of the Federal Government Committee for the establishment of Intellectual Property Commission, and a member of the Nigerian delegation to OHADA (African Association for the Harmonisation and Development of Commercial Law) with particular representation on IP issues. He is a director and motivator of the “Idea Police” program, and has worked closely with the Commercial Law Development Programme (CLDP) of the United States Department of Commerce towards the harmonisation of Nigeria’s IP laws to meet up with international best practices. Mr Nwokedi is the chairman many companies and a few associations, including the IP Committee of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Mr. Nwokedi is the Editor-in-Chief of the "Nigerian Intellectual Property Opposition (NIPO) Reports”, and has authored and presented several papers on intellectual property law in Nigeria.
Member: NBA, IPLAN, IBA, INTA, AEA, APAA, IPO, BMM, MARQUES, PTMG, IPO and AAAIP.
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