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ENSafrica has a large, full-service IP department that provides specialist services across Africa. The team includes patent attorneys and trademark practitioners, many of whom are considered leaders in their fields, not only in Africa but internationally.
The World Trademark Review 1000 says of the team: “Full-service ENSafrica boasts know-how across the board, from banking and finance to tax, real estate, retail and transport, giving it a big-picture perspective, which resonates with its commercially focused client base. Unparalleled reach across the continent makes it a natural ally for brands seeking to tap into this burgeoning market. ‘It always goes the extra mile for us, no matter what our request is,’ observes one interviewee.”
IAM Patent 1000 says this of the team: “ENSafrica maintains an elite position on the market. International enterprises appreciate the staggering breadth of the firm’s expertise; … it can rise to meet the most challenging briefs with alacrity. The team’s advice is imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit; a sophisticated understanding of the economic context in which its clients operate results in practical, value adding counsel.”
Each of ENSafrica’s offices has an IP capability, making a full service IP offering across Africa seamless, efficient and cost-effective. This sets it apart from its competitors.
ENSafrica’s IP Department essentially constitutes a full-service boutique IP firm within a larger full service law firm. The IP Department is best known for its ability to add value to clients, with its focus on building, protecting, enforcing and exploiting strong IP assets. Operating as part of Africa’s largest law firm, the IP Department is able to draw on the extensive and deep skills within the firm to provide legal advice that is both commercially focused and sensitive to a wide range of legal complexities. This also sets it apart from its IP boutique competitors.
ENSafrica’s IP Department has grown well ahead of the growth achieved by its major competitors. Its success in achieving this is recognised by both the calibre of the IP attorneys that have joined this group in recent years, as well as the number of large, multinational IP clients that have moved their work to ENSafrica from well-established IP firms. The department has been in existence for only eight years and has grown exponentially to over 45 (including support staff and practitioners in other African jurisdictions) in this period. Its success is evidenced by, inter alia, its trademark filing statistics.
ENSafrica’s IP Department has one of the strongest and fastest growing commercial IP offerings on the African continent.
Because of the deep expertise and varied experience across the IP Department’s patent, trademark and commercial IP teams, the department has expertise in almost every industry sector.
ENSafrica’s patent group offers the full suite of patent services. This includes patent drafting, filing and prosecution, and patent enforcement and litigation.