Protecting, managing and enforcing IP in Africa
Protecting, managing and enforcing IP in Africa, a continent with 59 countries and islands, requires specialist IP knowledge, enduring relationships and on-the-ground resources, because each country has different laws, policies and infrastructures, at different stages of development.
Spoor & Fisher is proud to be the intellectual property partner of choice across Africa, where local and international companies, law firms and inventors trust our expertise, experience and know-how to protect their IP. With physical offices in Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Zambia, OAPI (via Cameroon) and ARIPO (via Malawi), a direct filing presence in Sierra Leone and Zanzibar, and carefully appointed local associates, we don’t watch from afar; we actively manage the entire process.
Need information on filing requirements? Want to learn more about regional IP organisations?
Use our interactive Africa map and browse our FAQs.