Intellectual Property Law

ATANGA LAW OFFICE has developed a vast IP practices as its attorneys obtained training from the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) after sound academic schooling in renown national universities and institutes. Our firm has been licensed by OAPI (mandataire agreer) to assist, counsel and defend clients in all IP related matters before OAPI. The services we offer in this regards are the following (list not exhaustive):
PATENTS AND CERTIFICATES OF ADDITION.

Our services include, amongst others:
a). Registrations (Filing)
b). PCT Regional Phase registration
c). Conversion of Certificates of Addition to Patent Certificates
d). Annuity Payments
e). Restoration of rights
f). Amendment of Claims and Specifications
g). Watch services
h.Extensions
i). Litigations and Infringement Proceedings
j). Recordals of Change of Name and Address of Applicants or Assignments.

TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS AND COLLECTIVE MARKS.

We do the following:
a). Registration (Filing applications)
b). Renewals during the last year of validity (tenth)
c.) Recordals of Assignment, Change of Name, Address, etc.
d). Extension of rights from current OAPI member states to new member states and vice versa.
e).Opposition proceedings and claim to ownership proceedings before the competent OAPI commissions.
f). Claims to Ownership and cancellation proceedings.
g). Restoration of Rights proceedings before the competent OAPI commission.
h). Appeals to OAPI decisions either rejecting the application of a mark, opposition or claim to ownership proceeding before the OAPI High Appeaks commission.
i). Court Litigations involving invalidation and cancellation suits before comprtent courts in and out of Cameroon.
j). Executions of decisions involving rights infringr=ements.
k). Attachment
l). Watch Services for possible infringing marks.
m). Litigation and Infringement Proceedings
n). Licences: We negotiate and draft them for clients as well as record them at OAPI.
o). Raids: At the request of clients, we organize raids in our local markets to attach infringing goods in conjunction with the competent authorities.

UTILITY MODELS.

Our services include:
a). Registration (Filing of applications)
b). Watch Services
c). Opposition proceedings before the competent OAPI commissions.
d). Restoration of rights proceedings at OAPI.
e). Appeals at OAPI.
f). Litigation and Infringement Proceedings in the competent national courts.
g). Improvement Certificates
h). Licences.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS.

a). Registration (Filing of applications)
b). Watch Services
c). Restoration of Rights
d). Transfer of Rights (Assignments)
e). Recordals
f). Acquisition of Right by Foreigners
g). Renewal of Rights

TRADE NAMES.

a). Registration (Filing of applications)
b). Watch Services
c). Oppositions
d). Restoration of Rights
e). Assignments
f). Renunciation
g). Enforcement Litigation.

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS.

a). Registration (Filings)
b). Watch Services
c). Oppositions
d). Assignments
e). Cancellation and Modifications
f). Litigation (Civil Actions).

LITERARY AND ARTISTIC PROPERTY RIGHTS (COPYRIGHTS).

Our services here include, but are not limited to:
a). Copyrights and related rights protection
b). Assignment of rights and licensing
c). Special Contracts
d). Protection and promotion of cultural heritage
e). Litigation and Enforcement.

PROTECTION AGAINST UNFAIR COMPETITION.

a). Litigation (Civil and Criminal Actions) in courts for clients.
b). Oppositions
c). Claims to Ownership.

LAYOUT DESIGNS (TOPOGRAPHIES) OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS.

a). Registration (Filing)
b). Watch Services
c). Assignment and Licensing
c). Restoration and Appeals
d). Litigation
e). Recordals.

PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION.

a). Registration (Filing and Protection)
b). Watch Services
c).Issuance
d). Change of Ownership
e).Licensing
f). Litigation.

DOMAIN NAME “.cm” REGISTRATION and LITIGATION

a). Registration (Filing at the National agency fir Information and Communication Technology. ANTIC)
b). Litigation on domain name ownership before our competent courts.
c). Watch Services
d). Annuity Payments.