Intellectual Property or IP protection

Hans Offia & Associates is a leading provider of intellectual property law services in Abakaliki, Eastern Nigeria with experienced IP Attorneys who work tirelessly to protect the intellectual property rights of both our local and international clients. Our IP Attorneys assist our clients in the literary space, music & entertainment in making trademark filings, patents and design applications within Africa and globally. We also undertake litigation on behalf of clients seeking to protect their intellectual property and proprietary information and trade secrets used in the course of their work against infringement.

Hans Offia & Associates has filed diverse trademarks, patent, product design and copyright claims for both individuals and companies within Nigeria and foreign entities seeking local protection of their IP within the Nigerian space. As seasoned Intellectual Property lawyers, we understand all existing laws which borders on intellectual property rights protection in a rapidly evolving landscape where Intellectual Property assumes various forms and takes different dimensions, particularly in the Digital space.

The Hans Offia & Associates’ IP team routinely carries out searches, undertakes proceedings for the enforcement of the Intellectual Property of our clients, and regularly interfaces with relevant regulatory agencies such as the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The range of intellectual property services we offer include:

Trademarks: We conduct searches, investigations, make trademark filings, process applications, drafting, reviewing and (in appropriate cases) cancelling applications. We also undertake dispute resolution and litigation for trademark infringement and other related matters incidental to trademark protection for our clients.

Patents: We conduct searches, investigations, make Patent application filings, process applications, drafting, reviewing and (in appropriate cases) cancelling applications. We also undertake dispute resolution and litigation for Patent infringement and other related matters incidental to the protection of Patents owned by our clients.

In particular, Hans Offia & Associates represents companies, start-ups and major Brands and we deliver stellar services to these companies in allied areas of franchising and product distributorship agreements, and property rights licensing.

We also give commercial advice in transactions covering IP rights acquisitions, royalties (calculations and payment), intellectual property rights licensing and international trade protection measures.

At Hans Offia & Associates, we also provide litigation services for opposition of registrations and legal actions instituted for passing-off of goods, protection of marks, products and related IP; search, seizure and disposal of offending products, injunctions against respondents and actions which border on: copyright collecting society, IT protection actions and copyright claims.

Being a full service law firm, the intellectual property law practice group at Hans Offia & Associates draws on the experience and distilled expertise of members across the various practice groups of the law firm including its corporate & commercial law, litigation & dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. We are thus able to provide holistic solutions to our clients while servicing their needs.

Our Intellectual Property Service Offerings:



IP Advisory

Litigation/IP-related Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

Opposition Proceedings

Patents and Industrial Designs

Products Registrations

Trademarks & Service Marks

Our Intellectual Property practice group often overlaps with our Online Reputation Management practice wherein we sometimes have to protect the interests of our clients online by handling domain takedowns, DMCA takedowns, amongst other practices we embark upon to protect our clients’ online reputation and Intellectual Property against theft online.

To learn more about how our Intellectual Property and Online Reputation Management team can be of assistance to you, we invite you to reach out to Hans Offia & Associates’ senior partner Hans Soni Offia on  +2348033389055 to schedule a consultation and discuss your needs.

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