Intellectual Property Law
This is a substantial and very specialised area of law but broadly encompasses the protection, enforcement, opposition and/or revocation of intellectual property rights both domestically, elsewhere within Africa and/or internationally. This field includes the registration, prosecution, renewal, enforcement, opposition and/or revocation of patents, trade marks, registered designs, plant breeders' rights and the like, as well as the conducting of searches on the current status of these intellectual property rights. We will, in addition, also be able to provide you with specific guidance and advice in relation to anti-counterfeiting, copyright and/or domain name registrations and disputes.
We will act as your primary point of contact for intellectual property-related matters but will work closely with one of our specialist, associate firms, which will be able to assist you with the following:--
Registered Designs (also known as "design patents")
Plant Breeders' Rights
Assistance with other intellectual property-related issues