International Women’s Day –Shout Out to 8 Influential Women in IP in Nigeria

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Today, March 8,  we celebrate International Women’s Day. The official theme for this year’s celebration is Pledge for Parity.

NLIPW celebrates female lawyers who are leading the charge in Intellectual Property in Nigeria. These women represent clients across a spectrum of IP work including in trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets, licensing, litigation, opposition proceedings, registration with the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), franchising, technology transfer agreements and much more. Below is a snapshot of influential women in IP in Nigeria:

1. Uche Nwokocha, Aluko & Oyebode

2. Lara Kayode, O Kayode & Co

3. Uwa Ohiku, Jackson Etti & Edu

4. Ruth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law School

5. Ufuoma Akpotaire, Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch Inc.

6. Chinyere Okorocha, Jackson Etti & Edu

7. Angela Adebayo, Silvax Legal/Inventa Nigeria

8. Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie, Penguide Associates

Happy International Women’s Day!



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