Davidson Oturu

Partner at ǼLEX

Davidson Oturu is a partner in the firm’s IP, technology, media and telecommunications, and corporate/commercial practice groups.

Mr Oturu regularly counsels on a range of legal issues relating to information, communication and technology, financial technology (fintech), cybersecurity, data protection and privacy.

He works closely with clients across various industries to manage, protect and exploit their portfolio of IP rights covering multiple jurisdictions. He represents clients in enforcement proceedings involving unfair competition, passing off and trademark infringement.

He is responsible for overseeing the firm’s IP disputes where he supervises several high-profile cases. He currently represents various multinationals in diverse opposition proceedings before the Trademarks Registry and an international retail store and its local subsidiary in a multijurisdictional $2 million IP dispute. He further advises a cryptocurrency mobile money transfer company that recently launched its payment platform. The platform is a digital asset on the Stellar Blockchain Network that can be used to buy, sell or transfer cryptocurrency to other users through their mobile phones. He equally advises on technology transfer, franchising, licensing, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and parallel imports issues in Nigeria.

Mr Oturu is a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission committee charged with the responsibility of setting up a framework for the use of fintech in the capital markets.

He is an active member of the International Trademark Association where he is an executive member of the Global Africa Advisory Council. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (United Kingdom), the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the International Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Group of the American Bar Association.

He is the editor in chief of ǼLEX’s publications. He has also authored several articles published on Mondaq, Lexology and International Comparative Legal Guide.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • IBA
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Bayer
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dell Inc
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Motorola Trademark Holdings LLC
  • Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd
  • WM Wrigley Jr

Firm details

4th Floor
Adamawa Plaza
Off Shehu Shagari Way
Central Business District
FCT Abuja

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