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INLEX AFRICA, your gateway to African IP
INLEX AFRICA is the first French IP Law firm located in Africa, which was established in 2014 by the co-founders of INLEX IP EXPERTISE, Eric SCHAHL and Franck SOUTOUL. Having developed solid know-how in France and Europe, the firm’s partners decided to expand their horizons. The increasing demand and client’s interest in Africa, led to the opening of the first office in the continent.
INLEX AFRICA roots were placed at the heart of African intellectual property matters – Yaoundé – the city where African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI) is located. Our OAPI-accredited IP consultant, Jérémy GIACOPAZZI, was the first to land in Cameroon, who soon started the collaboration with local lawyers. Geographic proximity and the blend of respective backgrounds and expertise of various international lawyers working together enabled INLEX AFRICA to achieve optimum results for its clients - quality, precision and effectiveness – the same results that we have been providing to our clients with in France for more than 20 years.
Continuous economic growth in Africa as well as increasing wages and consumer awareness about brands, continued to attract businesses, especially those from Asia. This led INLEX AFRICA to the second opening, this time in Mauritius. Mauritius was chosen for its strategic position as gateway to Africa for Asian clientele and for its closeness to ARIPO region.
Finally, the latest firm’s development was the opening of the office in Casablanca, Morocco, which due to close ties between Europe (especially France) and Northern African region is a particularly attractive region for many of our clients. Now, three years after its inception, INLEX AFRICA is able to assist its clients throughout the continent.
Physical presence in three different regions allowed us to build strong and reliable partnerships and develop comprehensive know-how of legal practice and customary rules, which today enables us to pave the path for our clients to strong protection of their rights. Surely trademark protection and enforcement in Africa is challenging and complex, but given the opportunities that the continent presents, it would be unwise to disregard it.
When dealing in Africa anticipation and timely protection is key. Our INLEX AFRICA team consisting of attorneys, legal counsels and paralegals with origins from Africa, Europe and Asia that are ready to advise you on a range of IP matters across industries Cosmetics, Chemicals, Automotive, IT, Telecommunications, Construction, Wine, Clothing, Finance, Trading, Pharmaceuticals among other.
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ADVICE AND STRATEGY
- Legal analysis of your projects and associated legal risks
- Recommendation on protection of your rights
- Recommendation on defense strategy in case of infringement
- Audits of trademark, design and domain name portfolios
- Negotiations and agreements/contractual transactions
- Legal and financial valuation of IP assets
- Recommendations on optimization of IP right portfolios
- Prior availability searches
- Registration and renewal of trademarks, designs and domain names
- Active watch of your IP rights
- Oppositions, cancellations and invalidity actions, administrative complaints
- In use investigations
- Custom watch and custom surveys
CONTACT OUR TEAM:firstname.lastname@example.org
MORE INFORMATIONS: www.inlex-africa.com
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