Davidson Oturu

Partner at ǼLEX

Davidson Oturu is a partner in ǼLEX’s IP, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution practice groups.

His practice involves all aspects of IP litigation with an emphasis on trademarks, copyrights, patents and designs. He is an astute advocate and represents domestic and international clients in arbitration and court proceedings on diverse corporate and commercial issues.

Mr Oturu assists clients in the enforcement and defence of their IP rights. He represents clients in enforcement proceedings involving unfair competition, copyright infringement, passing off and trademark infringement. He is responsible for supervising the opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademarks Registry and represents clients in domain name disputes.

In his advisory practice, Mr Oturu counsels on a range of matters relating to trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, advertising, packaging and regulatory issues relating to food, drugs, beverages, cosmetics and medical devices. He equally advises on technology transfer, franchising, licensing, brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and parallel imports issues in Nigeria.

He is a member of the Africa Global Advisory Council of INTA and a member of the Steering Committee of the Labour and Employment Law Group of the International Section of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Group of the American Bar Association, the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee of the International Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (UK).

Mr Oturu is the editor in chief of the ǼLEX’s editorial team. He has also authored several articles that are published on Mondaq, Lexology and International Comparative Legal Guide.

Professional associations

  • ABA
  • IBA
  • INTA

Firm details

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

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