Uwa Ohiku

Nigeria

Jackson, Etti & Edu
RCO Court, 3-5 Sinari Daranijo St.
Victoria Island Annex
Lagos, Nigeria

Tel: (234)-1-2800908
Fax: (234)-1-4626842

Email: ipjacksonettiedu@jacksonettiandedu.com
Web: www.jacksonettiandedu.com

Uwa is a Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Practice of the Firm. She has specialist experience in all aspects of IP law & practice and handles the local IP portfolios of numerous blue chip international corporations based particularly in the US and Europe.

Uwa was a panel member of the US National Arbitration Forum in 2002 to arbitrate on the largest Domain Name dispute involving a well-known cable provider. The only Nigerian Panelist of the WIPO Domain Names Arbitration & Mediation Center, she was nominated for the 2013 and 2014 Editions of International Who is Who of Professionals in Nigeria. Named as one of Nigeria’s 50 most influential Women in Law by Business Day in 2011, Uwa has led the firm’s IP team to win numerous local & International awards in the field of practice; including the MIP (managing Intellectual Property Award for IP Law firm of the year consecutively since 2001.

We have a deep appreciation of Patent rights as valuable business assets for both organizations and individuals who seek to establish effective, lawful barriers to competition.

We therefore encourage our clients to seek patent protection for their innovations before same are adopted or exploited by the competition. Obtaining this protection provides them with a legal recourse to recover damages in the event of patent infringement

Our services include:

• Preliminary advice on Patentability & procedure
• Prosecution and maintenance of Patents
• Patent searches
• Filing of Patents
• Patent Renewals/Annuities; Bulk Annuities
• Commercial Patent Services: Licensing agreements, Technological transfers, Assignments etc.
• Contentious Patent Services (Administrative/Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution)

One of Nigeria’s leading full service law firms, Jackson, Etti& Edu has been rendering legal services and advice since 1996, to a broad spectrum of local and international clients on diverse corporate and commercial matters.

The firm, is a product of the integration of two highly reputable law firms, NORMA JACKSON-STEELE & CO. and ETTI, EDU & CO. It started as a medium sized law firm, to emerge as one of the leading firms in the country today with a total staff strength of 100, including 40 lawyers and 3 consultants, one of whom assists the Firm with government related issues.

The integration of the two firms has produced a unique and formidable firm that has successfully blended years of experience with a dynamic and innovative approach in the provision of qualitative legal services in the handling of substantial and complex corporate and commercial transactions.

JACKSON, ETTI & EDU has four full-fledged and functional offices strategically located. One in Victoria Island (the corporate and financial centre), and one each in Ikeja, Abuja and Ghana, a neighbouring West African country, where its first International operations are located.