The infringement of intellectual property rights and counterfeiting are significant challenges within African countries. Registering and protecting its IP in each and every relevant country on the continent is key for every business, and requires specialist advice and knowledge.
ALN understands the complexities of creating, exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights in Africa’s rapidly growing domestic and regional markets. We provide support to our Corporate M&A colleagues in connection with providing appropriate due diligence services and advice on key IP issues on any M&A transaction in any market.
Our lawyers work hard to protect and promote clients’ ideas, inventions and trademarks, including anti-counterfeit measures and brand protection, because we understand that intellectual property is an invaluable company asset.
Principal Areas of Practice:
Our lawyers work hard to protect and promote clients’ ideas, inventions and trademarks as intellectual property continues its rise as an invaluable company asset. Representative transactions include advising:
In connection with the regulatory compliance of their Windows software.
In connection with trademark infringement and passing off of goods resulting in a permanent injunction.
In connection with the legal position on the alleged infringement of a third party’s European patent on account of Flamingo Horticulture’s exportation of allegedly offending products to France.
In connection with the filing and prosecution of trademark registration applications in respect of its new trademarks (adopted following its rebranding in late 2016), including making direct national filings in 10 African countries.
In connection with their entry into national phase and prosecution of sixteen PCT patent.
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