BAS’s intellectual property department is involved in virtually all aspects dealing with the maintenance, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights either in isolation or as an offshoot of related transactional matters. Some of these areas include: entertainment and media, trademarks, copyright, patents and trade secrets as well as licensing and ancillary international trade issues.
Our lawyers are particularly skilled in the Nigerian Trademarks and Patent Registry involving the application for publication, registration and renewal of trademarks. Our expertise also extends to the filing, prosecution or defence of our clients’ applications in opposition proceedings before the Registrar of Trade Marks. BAS files applications for the issuance of letters of patent on behalf of inventors or assignees and effect payment of annuities for such patents. We advise on a wide range of legal issues relating to the Nigerian laws and policies on intellectual property protection and enforcement.
In the area of enforcement, our firm’s intellectual property department in synergy with the Dispute Resolution Department are versed in the prosecution and/or defence of copyright, trademarks and patent infringement actions at various levels.