Intellectual Property & Franchising

Our specialist intellectual property and technology lawyers work closely with clients to develop, protect, promote and enforce their intellectual property rights. They advise on all aspects of exploitation and use of intellectual property rights and the acquisition and use of information technology products and services. We work in a variety of industries and our specialist industry knowledge coupled with our intellectual property expertise ensures that we are able to provide cost effective advice that is innovative and adds value.

Our lawyers are also experienced in both contentious and non-contentious enforcement of intellectual property rights (including patents, plant breeders rights, unregistered and registered designs, copyright and database rights, trade marks and the law of passing off). We also advise on registration of rights through regional and international organisations.

We offer particular expertise in relation to acquisition of rights, transactions involving licensing and the transfer of technology, technology joint ventures, research and development, supply and distribution agreements, and dispute resolution.

We advise both established and developing businesses and have been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and public offerings in this field, as well as competition law issues which may arise. We also advise clients on legal issues connected with introducing products to the market such as branding, product information leaflets and advertising.

Additionally, we have considerable expertise dealing with data protection and data privacy issues and strategies. Our experts advise clients exploiting technology that involves using, transmitting and trading in information personal to the individual.

Our intellectually property practice extends to international clients where we have registered a number of patents, service and trademarks as well as copyrights.

We have recently acted for the following clients in this sector:

  • Esther Ong Tengku Saiful & Sree, a Malaysia based Firm in registration of a Patent in Kenya.
  • Advanta Africa Ltd
  • Upscale Furnishings Solutions Ltd
  • Mayce Thayanka Consultants Ltd
  • Tools Town & Electrical Suppliers Ltd
  • Divisence Group Ltd
  • E-Farm Housing Co-operative Society Ltd