The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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ACAS-LAW is a haven for international brand owners due to its swiftness and efficiency: “The team is exceptionally prompt in responding to instructions and ensures that all work is done in a timely fashion and deadlines are met. Nigeria can be a difficult and slow jurisdiction to protect trademarks in, but not when you’re with ACAS-LAW. The firm is excellent at retrieving lost and old records from the trademark office and makes a superb effort to push old trademark applications and secure registrations.” Sited within the full-service firm’s corporate and commercial department is a dedicated IP group, which promotes a business-focused approach to trademarks; unsurprisingly, IP-driven transactions are a forte. Taking the lead is founding partner Afolabi Caxton-Martins, whose 30 years in the trademark game have given him impressively deep market insight. Head of intellectual property Uzoamaka Emerole is another name to note: “She handles matters with complicated facts well and does a wonderful job tracking everything down and laying out a clear, thoroughly assessed case. She is always a pleasure to work with.” She was recently engaged by Chevron in August 2019 to manage its portfolio in Nigeria and provide advisory services, and has been working with numerous other well-known brands, such as Avis Budget Group, Pandora, Brown-Forman and Jack Daniel’s Properties.