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Managing IP: Global firm listings


In this list, Managing IP features a number of firms from countries across the globe, where a jurisdiction-based ranking table on the IP STARS platform is not available.

The following firms have provided information for readers of Managing IP, highlighting themselves as a ‘go-to’ firm from the country. Key contacts are listed, as well as a link to their profiles on IP STARS.

If you feel your firm qualifies for this list, please reach out to our business development team.

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The excerpts below are written by professionals at the law firms. This list is for information only, and Managing IP does not endorse or approve any firm or practitioner listed on this page or any of its websites. Please seek professional legal or financial advice and independently check the professional credentials of any firm or individual listed on this website or any of our websites.



Albanian IP Matters

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contacts:

  • Irma Cami (founding partner)

  • Gentjan Hasa (co-founder)

Albanian IP Matters is a boutique law firm that specialises in prosecution and litigation of the entire spectrum of IP rights, as well as in marketing law. It operates within the Albanian co-speaking region, which includes Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia. From the central office in Tirana, Albania, the team coordinate all regional projects performed at local level, ensuring clients receive expert legal advice tailored to their local preference.

The firm was established in October 2018 by a group of professionals, led by Irma Cami, who has been lauded for her expertise within the IP field. Having worked for a large regional and multinational IP firm over 10 years, she enjoys long-standing experience in the IP field. Another key figure at Albanian IP Matters is Gentjan Hasa, who holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Pisa, Italy, and has over 20 years’ Italian and Albanian work experience in the engineering field. Gentjan focuses his practice on preparing patent applications and also supervises the prosecution division.

The aim in establishing Albanian IP Matters is to assist clients in exploiting IP rights within this revitalised region. Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia have now embarked on a vigorous process of integrating into the EU, a process requiring these countries to ensure a level of IP protection equal to that of the EU.


Law Firm Bergt & Partners

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Josef Bergt (founder, managing partner)

Law Firm Bergt & Partners is an international law firm experienced in business law located in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and Austria, with the vision of providing sophisticated and sustainable legal solutions for everyone. It is particularly specialised in the areas of banking and financial market law; corporate law, compliance and corporate governance; contract law and damages litigation; IP law; mergers and acquisitions; investor litigation and litigation in connection with white-collar crime.

Law Firm Bergt & Partners can advise in all areas of law and at any point in time – be it advice and structuring in advance, litigation in court or the debriefing and handling of a matter afterwards. In doing so, the team combine excellent legal expertise with profound economic understanding to offer solutions tailored to client needs. The team represent clients before authorities and courts and advise on matters leading to justice.


Inlex Monaco

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Franck Soutoul (founder, managing partner)

Inlex Monaco assists its clients with the administrative and legal strategy, protection, enhancement and defence of their intellectual and industrial property assets. In particular, the firm advises on trademark, patent and industrial design law, domain names and copyright in order to secure clients' projects and ensure that they are legally sustainable, both in Monaco and internationally, in particular by optimising their international contractual policy.

The firm also handles domain name matters, offering audits with a view to future reservations, and administrative procedures to recover a domain name that has been squatted by a third party.



Eurasian Patent Bureau VostokPatent

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Valriy Kudin (attorney)

The Eurasian Patent Bureau VostokPatent is a legal campaign providing the comprehensive services of a patent attorney, patenting and registering trademarks. The company provides free consultations and professional services in the field of obtaining and protecting IP rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Eurasia. Its services cover the registration of trademarks or logos; applications for the registration of an invention, a utility model or an industrial design; filing a Eurasian and international patent application; and the registration of copyrights, computer programs, patents for programs, database algorithms and patents for mobile applications, etc.

The group of the Eurasian Patent Bureau VostokPatent includes specialists in IP issues. This is a team of highly qualified and experienced patent attorneys, agents and partners in trademarks, copyrights and patents. The team are always happy to assist businessmen and entrepreneurs in matters related to the registration, prosecution, licensing and litigation of trademarks and patents in Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Patent Office.


JAH Intellectual Property

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contacts:

  • Jehad Ali Hasan (CEO)

  • Mohamed Sabihi (managing director)

  • Ashin Chungath (IP consultant – manager)

  • Yassir Harrass (IP manager)

JAH Intellectual Property is among the most prominent and internationally recognised regional firms for full-spectrum IP services, portfolio management and enforcement. Legal representation against infringement combines flexibility and adaptability to deliver solutions and services tailored to the clients’ needs.

With branch offices in the Arab region and additional capacity in mainland Africa through associate firms, the firm has the geographical reach to assist a wide array of clients. Decades of experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various jurisdictions in the region ensure that the firm can give high-quality, verified, practical advice on IP protection and enforcement strategy. This experience also means that the firm can undertake any action sought by clients most effectively and at remarkably competitive costs, based on commercial awareness.

Thanks to its network of local offices, the firm is positioned to execute broad filing and registration projects, along with executing cross-jurisdictional strategies envisaged by clients.



Citadel Law Firm

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Key contact:

  • Gael Tchouba (managing partner)

Citadel Law Firm is an emerging law firm dedicated to providing clients with bespoke IP services at cost-effective rates whilst maintaining a high standard of professionalism.

As OAPI-licensed IP property attorneys, the firm offers a full range of legal and professional intellectual property services focused on advising, assisting and representing clients in registering, obtaining, exploiting, maintaining and defending their industrial property portfolios before the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) and other jurisdictions.

The firm understands the importance of intellectual property rights and the role they play in protecting valuable assets. It provides tailored solutions that are both effective and efficient, by maintaining a high level of responsiveness to instructions, and diligence in executing services, whilst providing up-to-date feedback on the progress of assignments.

Thanks to its extensive experience and expertise, it has successfully established sustainable professional relationships with IP practitioners in other jurisdictions in Africa and abroad, ensuring that clients receive unparalleled services; reflected by a remarkable satisfaction rate of over 99.5%, which is a testament to its commitment to legal advisory excellence.



See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Samuel Baddoo (co-founder, managing partner)

Swiftlaw specialises in intellectual property services specifically tailored for the African market. Africa presents unique business opportunities, but it also comes with distinct challenges that require a deep understanding of the local business, cultural, and legal landscapes.

Fortunately, Swiftlaw has a vast network of experienced intellectual property attorneys and practitioners located across Africa. They are ready to assist in safeguarding trademarks, patents, designs, and copyrights with ease. Whether you need assistance incorporating your business, registering your intellectual property (such as copyrights, patents, or trademarks), or registering your business with relevant regulatory bodies, Swiftlaw can help you accomplish these tasks conveniently from your home.

In addition to the firm's local expertise, Swiftlaw also offers global management of intellectual property portfolios for major brand owners across various industries, including the emerging cryptocurrency sector. Swiftlaw's range of services includes trademark filings/prosecutions, pre-filing advice/search/clearance advice, complying with official actions, recordal of owners' name and/or address, assignments, renewals, licences, international trademark counselling, trademark portfolio management, opposition proceedings, appealing trademark refusals, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) trademark filings, and OAPI trademark filings.

Furthermore, Swiftlaw can assist with copyright registrations and industrial design registrations. With Swiftlaw, you can trust that your intellectual property needs will be expertly handled.


Inlex Mauritius

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contacts:

  • Franck Soutoul (founder, managing partner)

  • Jeremy Giacopazzi (country manager, partner)

  • Ashna Ramdin (IP lawyer)

  • Aye Akani (IP lawyer)

Inlex Management Europe and Africa IP Firm is a leading intellectual property firm that provides comprehensive legal services for the protection and management of intellectual property assets in Europe and Africa. The firm was founded in 1995 in Paris, France, and expanded to Africa in 2014, in Mauritius.

Inlex MEA offers a wide range of IP services, including trademark and patent prosecutions, IP strategy, IP litigation, licensing, and franchising with contractual aspects. The firm also provides counselling and support services for the management of availabilities searches and IP portfolios, with the accurate negotiation of IP-related agreements and distributions. Globally, the firm provides legal services related to patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, IP contracts and trade names.

The team at Inlex MEA comprises skilled and experienced attorneys, paralegals, and technical experts who work closely with clients to provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs. The firm has a strong track record of success in helping clients protect their intellectual property rights and achieve their business goals.

The firm's commitment to excellence and innovation is reflected in its use of cutting-edge technology, such as AI-powered search tools and its own software for managing large IP portfolios. INLEX MEA also maintains strong relationships with key IP offices and organisations worldwide, enabling it to provide comprehensive and seamless service across different jurisdictions.


Cronjé Incorporated

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Helene Cronjé (managing partner)

Cronjé Inc’s IP department is spearheaded by Helene Cronjé. She is a member of the International Trademark Association and an ARIPO agent with a wealth of knowledge in all intellectual property matters, focusing on trademark law. Helene’s extensive experience in matters of trademarks and patents has distinguished the firm’s IP department. Her department places a high premium on efficacy and a quick turnaround time. Cronjé Inc’s IP clients can expect the highest standard in professionalism at every point of contact.

Cronjé Inc renders an array of IP services, including trademark searches; trademark filing and prosecution; trademark litigation; trademark maintenance; and assignments, renewals, and general management of trademark portfolios. Helene attends to these services in Namibia, all ARIPO member states, and beyond.

The firm’s impressive client roster boasts some of Namibia’s most prestigious corporations, as well as some of the most respected international names. Moreover, it acts as the Namibian correspondent of various international law firms.

The firm has a penchant for commercialising the ideas of its clients, be they individuals or large corporations. Its extensive network throughout Africa and beyond enables it to expand and add lasting value to clients’ brands and ideas.


Law Exchange Associates

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Patric David (managing partner)

Law Exchange Associates’ IP practice offers services relating to all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, media and entertainment, anti-counterfeiting and brand protection, IP litigation, IP due diligence, and commercial intellectual property (e.g., licensing, franchising and distributorship).

The firm offers ancillary services, including assisting clients with regulatory registration with national agencies. Its IP practitioners also offer advisory services to the United Republic of Tanzania.


Achour Law Firm

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Key contact:

  • Achour Abdelmonem (founder, senior partner)

Achour Law Firm is recognised as one of the leading IP law firms in Tunisia, handling patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related IP litigation. As a premier IP firm, Achour Law Firm brings unparalleled experience across the full IP spectrum. A number of innovative companies rely on the firm to handle technically sophisticated matters due to its extensive experience, fluency across technologies, robust industry knowledge, and strategic and tenacious problem-solving abilities.

The firm's IP lawyers represent clients ranging from large multinational corporations to individual inventors, authors, and owners of creative works. Their client-focused teams provide strategic counsel starting at the ideation stage of IP development. The team works collaboratively with clients to ensure appropriate attention and resources are devoted to building and protecting their IP portfolio.

Achour Law Firm is one of the most active law firms in Tunisia in all aspects of IP litigation. Technologically sophisticated teams provide advocacy in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. The firm deals with the most technically and scientifically complex cases. Its deep bench of attorneys has tested trial experience, earning trust from the world's innovators and making the firm one of the market leaders in IP litigation.


Kampala Associated Advocates

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Key contact:

  • Augustine Obilil Idoot (partner)

The practice at Kampala Associated Advocates advises a number of local and international clients on intellectual property matters, including registration of trademarks, service marks, copyrights and patents, as well as opposition to the registration of the same trademarks, trade secrets, service marks, copyrights and patents at the Intellectual Property Registry in Uganda, ARIPO and courts of law.

The intellectual practice team helps clients implement trademark strategies to stand out in their respective sectors and industries. It helps clients safeguard their trademarks and service marks through the filing of trademark registrations; rendering opinions concerning trademark infringement; protecting and enforcing trademarks through proceedings before state, national and foreign administrative offices; and managing trademark portfolios to maximise strategic value.

The firm protects its clients’ digital assets, properties and addresses by registering and defending domain names. The firm has the technical sophistication and practical knowledge to protect strategic business differentiators.


Dentons Eric Silwamba Jalasi & Linyama

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contact:

  • Joseph Jalasi (senior partner)


B W Kahari Legal Practitioners

See the firm’s complete profile on IP STARS

Key contacts:

  • Brenda Kahari (founder, managing partner)

  • Tanaka Kunaka (head, IP admin)

B W Kahari Legal Practitioners, a law firm established in 1986, is registered with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. It specialises in IP and commercial transactions. The firm has assisted clients with IP matters at a national level (the Zimbabwe IP Office), and involving both regional systems in Africa (ARIPO and OAPI), and with the international registration of trademarks through the Madrid System administered by the International Bureau of WIPO.

The firm has successfully represented clients in proceedings related to objections, oppositions, infringement, and other disputes in Zimbabwe at administrative hearings and in the High Court (Tribunal). As a regional expert for WIPO, Brenda Kahari, founder of the firm, is an adjunct professor for brands and trademarks in the master’s in intellectual property degree programme at Africa University (AU).

The firm has served as a business representative on the steering committee (board) for the degree programme since 2008, which is a joint venture of WIPO, ARIPO and AU. The firm has been an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and Brenda Kahari is a past member of the board of directors and its executive committee. The firm has been a member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) and has been a regular speaker and contributor to publications for INTA, GALA, the Association of National Advertisers, WIPO, and ARIPO.

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