Jackson, Etti & Edu

Established in 1996, Jackson, Etti & Edu is a full-service law firm headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, with an internationally renowned IP practice. With three offices in Nigeria and an office in Accra, Ghana – the hubs of business in West Africa – as well as an enviable network of top-rated associate agents across the continent, we are uniquely positioned to offer superior IP services throughout Africa.

Our IP practice offers services relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, media and entertainment, anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, IP litigation, IP due diligence and commercial intellectual property (eg, licensing, franchising and distributorship). We offer ancillary services including assisting clients with regulatory registrations with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion and other regulatory agencies. Our IP practice also offers advisory services to the federal government of Nigeria on IP policies and IP law reforms and provides regional perspectives on IP-related matters.

Our services are provided through a complement of experienced and seasoned practitioners who have distinguished themselves in this field for many years and have been recognised as experts and leaders in this specialist area of the law. Our lawyers possess impressive expertise and have been involved in some of the most high-profile IP transactions. They also hold leadership positions in local IP organisations. One of the partners is a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) consultant and regularly offers advice on myriad IP-related issues.

Our clientele includes a broad spectrum of local and international blue-chip organisations, including major multinationals and conglomerates that trust us with the execution of specific business goals in the territories of interest.

We have a reputation for providing high-quality services, with an appreciation of the commercial goals, constraints and concerns of each client. Operational excellence, client satisfaction and relationship management are our priority. We are constantly on the lookout for new product lines and processes that will complement and enhance our services. This is a major driver in ensuring that clients’ objectives are achieved in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

We pride ourselves on being the largest and most experienced IP practice in Nigeria and as such, we offer the full ambit of IP services. Our reputation has been maintained over the years and we are recognised as the point of reference for the most technically challenging IP transactions in the country.

The many awards, recognitions and rankings which our IP practice has received from globally and locally renowned organisations, as well as our frequent engagements by international IP bodies – including WIPO and the International Trademark Association (INTA) – are testimonies of our remarkable achievements in IP practice in Nigeria. We have been rated as a Tier 1 firm for contentious and non-contentious trademark and patent work in Nigeria from 2001 to 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property’s Annual Survey; ranked among the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017; awarded the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2016 at the ESQ/Nigeria Legal Awards; recognised by Global Law Experts (Practice Award, as Full-service IP Law Firm of the Year 2014); named Nigeria Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Corporate Livewire Global Awards (2014-2015); and named Nigerian Trademark Law Firm of The Year 2014 at the Acquisition International Legal Awards. Further, the firm was shortlisted as one of seven firms worldwide for IP Firm of the Year in an Emerging Market by Informa Law.

As one of Africa’s leading IP practices and Nigeria’s largest practice, we have made our mark in contributing to the growth and awareness of intellectual property in Nigeria and several African countries. We have significant experience in raising public awareness on the subject of intellectual property, and have facilitated several public awareness forums organised by WIPO and INTA as well as various government offices, including the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Commercial Department and the Nigerian Copyright Commission.

Contact details

Jackson, Etti & Edu
RCO Court
3-5 Sinari Daranijo Street
off Ajose Adeogun Street
Victoria Island Annex
Lagos 2341
Nigeria

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Other offices

  • Abuja
  • Accra

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