Overview

    Bloomfield provides advice on intellectual property matters in relation to the filing, registering, and prosecuting patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights including renewals, licensing and enforcement. We also proffer regulatory compliance in relation to several agencies/regulators including, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, Nigerian Copyrights Commission and Standards Organization of Nigeria.

    Our Practice also covers Media and Entertainment, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Franchising sectors and we have continually surpassed our client’s expectations.

    Members of our Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group are active members of a number of international and national organizations, that seeks to promote and advance the importance of Intellectual Property Rights, namely International Trademarks Association (INTA) and Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria (IPLAN).

    Transaction Tracks

    Advising a budding entertainment company on its standard artiste management contract, recording contract, licensing and distribution contracts.

     

    Currently advising an international upscale hotel management company (with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts currently in operation) and its Nigerian affiliate in the development of a world-class hotel with approximately 200 rooms in Nigeria. Our scope of work includes the review of the Management Agreement, the Trademark Licensing Agreement and the Marketing & Central Services Agreement to ensure their compliance with Nigerian laws and regulations, and registration of the requisite documents with the NOTAP.

     

    Advising on the procurement of a franchise/license for the establishment of a chain of South East Asian themed restaurants in Nigeria and Ghana.We also manage intellectual property portfolios for, and render advice to, several international agents/firms.

     

    Currently advising on trademarks and patent registrations for Westport Power Inc., PMP Germany, JAC Motors (officially known Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd), and JSC “Pharmasynthez“.

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    Key Practice Contacts

    We are delighted to announce the tenth-year anniversary of Bloomfield Law Practice (“Bloomfield”). From our humble beginnings, Bloomfield continues to grow from strength to strength in Nigeria and the global market. We would like to thank God for the Grace that has seen Bloomfield through the many years; starting as a dream to serve, to its current state. We would also like to thank our clients who believed in our desire to serve and gave us the opportunity to be their trusted advisors.

    Further, I would like to thank my partners, Ayodele Oni and Adedoyin Afun who bought into the Bloomfield vision and have injected a fresh drive to build an institution that would outlive us.

    Additionally, I would like to thank both the past and current legal practitioners and administrative staff that have helped to build Bloomfield in one capacity or the other.

    As we celebrate this wonderful milestone, our desire to act as trusted advisors to our clients is further regenerated and our hope is to leave an indelible mark in the African market, wherein the name, Bloomfield, is synonymous with excellence in provision of legal services.
    Adekunle Obebe, Managing Partner