Our Intellectual Property Group provides clients with a full range of legal services relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property rights.
These services include counsel and handling of transactions in cases involving patents, copyrights, trade marks designs, licensing, and data security. The partners and associates in our intellectual property group also litigate these issues in courts across Africa. Adams & Adams is the largest IP firm in Africa and is ranked among the leading firms in Intellectual Property in the world.
What is a Trade Mark?
A trade mark, generally speaking, is any mark used, or proposed to be used, to identify goods or services, and to distinguish those goods and services from similar kinds of products or marks within the industry. That ‘mark’ can be any sign that can be represented graphically, including a device, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape, configuration, pattern, ornamentation, colour or container for goods, or any combination thereof. A ‘device’ can be any visual representation or illustration that can be reproduced on a surface, whether by printing, embossing or by any other means.
Adams & Adams Trade Mark Services
The Adams & Adams Trade Marks department deals with all matters relating to trade marks, copyright, franchising, counterfeit products, passing off, unlawful competition, advertising law and related aspects of corporate law and protection.