The firm’s expertise in corporate and commercial practice and intellectual property law affords us the rare skill combination required to advice Clients on complicated or complex intellectual property issues that arise in commercial transactions. In this regard, we provide the following services:
IP Due Diligence/IP Audits
We assist our Clients in evaluating their IP portfolio or those of companies of interest to them, with a view to ascertaining the ownership, quality and quantity of IP assets of the target company. Each IP due diligence/audit exercise is carried out meticulously thus ensuring the accuracy and exhaustiveness of same. We conduct IP due diligence / audit exercises from the standpoint of a clear understanding of the client’s specific business objectives and are therefore able to provide Clients with a detailed report that is appropriate for each specific transaction.
We provide specialist legal advice on various aspects of franchise transactions. Guidance in this context spans legal, regulatory and transactional procedures. We advise, structure and guide our Clients through the implementation of these transactions whether it is a major international brand seeking to expand into the Nigerian commercial space, or a local entity seeking to buy a franchise, we provide our Clients with tailor-made advice that ensures that their commercial interests are well served.
Developing license strategies, negotiating and drafting license agreements are part of the services we offer under our commercial IP practice. We help our Clients determine license arrangements that align with each Client’s peculiar business strategy and objectives.
We draft and review all documentation for all manner of IP-related transactions and business arrangements. We give attention to the fine details of each transaction and are able to prepare agreements that minimize the possibility of disputes and enhance harmonious business relationships between the parties.