Address: 758, Boulevard de la Reunification 3rd Floor, Aziccul Building, Feu Rouge Bessengue, Douala, Cameroon.
Phone: (+237) 243 386 849

As OAPI licensed Industrial Property counsel, we offer a full range of legal services focused on advising, assisting, and representing our clients in obtaining, exploiting, maintaining, and defending their industrial property portfolios before the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) whose jurisdiction covers all 17 member states towit; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.

At Citadel Law Firm, our intellectual property services include counselling and handling assignments involving trademarks, tradenames, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, copyright, unfair competition, and data security.

We assist our clients conduct searches, registrations, renewals, recordals (assignments, change of name, change of address) alongside other services concerning the above IP subject matters before the African Intellectual Property Organization registry.

Thanks to our legal expertise, we are able to represent our clients in complex litigation procedures relating to restoration of IP rights, opposition of trademarks, tradename, patents, industrial designs, registrations and cancellations thereof; claim of ownerships as well engage civil and criminal actions for the seizure of counterfeit goods and unfair competition.

Regularly advising on complex commercial and IP transactions, we are responsible for large IP portfolios from various industries including fashion, software, skincare, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals among others.

We are responsive to client’s instructions, diligent in the execution of our services, monitor the progress of each assignments all at a cost effective rates.

Thanks to our experience and expertise, we have been able to niche professional and sustainable partnerships with IP practitioners from other jurisdictions such as ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) zone, Nigeria and equally remain dedicated to building further networks with other IP professionals.


Team Members

Gael Tchouba

Managing Partner/OAPI Licensed IP Attorney

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