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Department Profile

Banwo & Ighodalo Intellectual Property Department


  • Profile
  • 98 Awolowo Road
  • Southwest Ikoyi
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Department profile submitted by Banwo & Ighodalo

Banwo & Ighodalo's Intellectual Property and Technology Group assists foreign and local clients in the management, protection and enforcement of their intellectual property (“IP”) and other related rights in Nigeria. Our services include:

a) provision of legal advice on IP rights in relation to brand names and their usage, creative works and inventions, product development, licensing and exploitation of IP rights, provision of anti-counterfeiting services and acquisition and transfer of technology; 

b) prosecution of trademark, patent and designs applications (new applications, renewals, recordals of licenses, assignments, mergers, etc.) in Nigeria, product registration and regulatory compliance matters with relevant agencies; 

In the area of IP, we cover not only Nigeria but other African countries and jurisdictions, including the African Intellectual Property Organisation and African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation member countries, through an efficient network of local associates.

Furthermore, we have a specialist team of Litigators and Alternative Dispute Resolution experts who have relevant experience in Intellectual Property disputes. They continually devise winning strategies to ensure adequate protection of our Nigerian and foreign clients’ Intellectual Property rights and interests and are currently advising on, prosecuting and defending a number of Intellectual Property related suits before the Federal High Court, on behalf of clients.


  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Banks
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink Producers
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Media
  • Private Clients / Individuals
  • Software & Computer Services
  • Technology, Hardware & Electronics
  • Telecommunications


  • Advance China
  • Avon Products Inc.
  • BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion)
  • Bureau National Interprofessionnel Du Cognac
  • Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
  • Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne
  • Computer Warehouse Group plc
  • CPA Global Limited (formerly Computer Patent Annuities)
  • DM Kisch Inc.
  • Ebro Foods S.A.
  • Greenwich Trust Limited
  • Honda Motor Europe Limited
  • Institut National de l’origine et de la qualite
  • International Trade Corporation Limited
  • Linde AG
  • Main One Cable Technologies
  • Mantrac Group
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Nigerian Breweries Plc
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Novagraaf Group B.V.
  • Organo Gold Europe BV
  • Promasidor Holdings Nigeria Limited
  • Reed Smith
  • Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited
  • Syngenta Participations AG
  • Vlisco B.V.