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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.

Bronze - Firms

Portuguese-headquartered Inventa has offices in Nigeria, Angola and Mozambique and carefully cultivated contacts in other jurisdictions throughout the continent, giving it a strong regional platform. It dispatches IP instructions of every type with a sure hand, while also working towards the betterment of the wider African IP system and environment; and in doing so, has become a repository of trust for myriad brand owners. One foreign associate comments: “The team is a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable of the trademark laws of various African countries. Its strategic advice is always well received.” Another adds: “Inventa handles cases without wasting time, energy or costs. Its professionals respond promptly, write clearly and concisely, and are extremely helpful all round.” Angela Adebayo manages the team in Lagos and is a sought-after font of IP insight.

Bronze - Firms: prosecution and strategy

For all trademark filing, portfolio management and protection mandates in Portugal and across Africa, Inventa International is a trusted choice. Placing clients at the centre of everything it does, the firm has expanded its capabilities through the integration of cutting-edge rights management tools. The Portuguese base is captained by legal director Vítor Palmela Fidalgo, “a responsive and well-organised” professional who takes naturally to trademark litigation, licensing and negotiations, and leverages the set’s global presence to support those making forays into new markets. Outside of his day-to-day work, he is a distinguished academic and assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

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