Theophilus Emuwa

Managing Partner at ǼLEX

Theophilus Emuwa is the managing partner at ǼLEX. He heads the firm’s IP and M&A practice groups. He is admitted to practise law in England and Wales, Nigeria and Ghana.

Mr Emuwa holds both a BSc and an MSc in mechanical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology of the University of London, and is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.

His practice over the past 30 years has been focused on the commercial aspects of intellectual property, and he routinely advises clients on the protection of IP rights. He has broad-ranging knowledge of intellectual property with particular experience in trademark registration and opposition, patents, copyright infringement and franchising.

Mr Emuwa’s IP, franchising and M&A expertise was recently brought to the fore when he advised The Coca-Cola Company on the acquisition of 100% equity in CHI Limited, a leading producer of juice and value-added dairy brands in Nigeria.

Mr Emuwa is an active member of INTA and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Section on Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Law of the International Bar Association. Mr Emuwa was for many years on the editorial board of INTA’s Trademark Reporter. He was also formerly the author of the Nigeria section of INTA’s International Annual Review of Trademark Jurisprudence.

Professional associations

  • IBA
  • INTA
  • IPLAN

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

ǼLEX
7th Floor Marble House
1 Kingsway Road
Falomo Ikoyi
Lagos
Nigeria

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