ABOUT OKEY IP
Okey IP is a full-service intellectual property law firm specializing in trademarks, patents, designs, copyright and enforcement of these rights. Our firm has been developed through sound business principles, responsiveness to corporate and individual needs, understanding our clients’ objectives and providing practical and clear solutions. Okey IP is based in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory and the IP centre of Nigeria and has been listed in the World Trademark Review Yearbook.
At Okey IP, our deep industry insights and local market knowledge allow us to anticipate and address your intellectual property needs. At a time of significant change in the Intellectual property industry, we are determined to always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the intellectual property matters faced by our clients.
Since its establishment in 2016, our principle has been to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere in the intellectual property industry and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. We seek long-term partnering relationships with clients to ultimately provide the best solution for their needs.
MEET THE PROFESSIONALS
Nkechi is a Senior Associate in Okey IP Law Firm with over 14years experience in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate and Commercial matters having advised clients on the commercialization of patents and Patent Prosecution. Nkechi, began her Law Practice with C.J Amasike & Associates and Kayode and Co, an Intellectual Property firm where she garnered litigation and corporate matters experiences. Thereafter she moved on to join and Opara and Co, where she was the head of Intellectual Property and Corporate Pratice before joining OkeyIP. Nkechi studied at the oldest privately owned University in Nigeria, Madonna, where she obtained Bachelor’s degree in law.
Nkechi, is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Bar Association, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration of Nigeria, and a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
NANCY TERWASE SHIKAAN
Nancy is a Legal Practitioner of over 12 years at the Bar with a wealth of knowledge in Litigation and other related legal matters. She is a Graduate of the University of Abuja, Nigeria where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in law (L.L.B) and a Bachelor of Law Degree (B.L) from the Nigerian Law School, Agbani, Enugu Campus Enugu State. She is resourceful, smart, and efficient. She worked with Emeka Etiaba SAN, Etiaba & Co,. Etiaba Chambers as Counsel for several years before joining OkeyIP Law Firm as a Senior Associate. She has also worked with Home Securities Ltd as a Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman.
She possesses a sound professional work ethic, is proficient in research and a good team player.
She is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a Member Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators, and a certified Project Manager.
Vivian Studied Law in the University of Jos, Plateau state, Nigeria and graduated in 2018, attaining a Bachelor of laws (LL. B), with Honours (Upper Division). She was in the Dean's Honours Roll- Award list for Academic Excellence at the University. Vivian has worked at West-Idahosa & Co., Abuja as an Intern, a State Counsel with the Ministry of Justice, Katsina state, Nigeria before joining OkeyIP as an Associate. She Possess strong organizational skills, analytical reasoning, proficiency in research, the ability to prioritize and set timeline for tasks. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association
OSUAGWU JESSICA CHIDINMA
Osuagwu Jessica Chidinma holds a bachelor's degree in Law (LL.B) from Abia state university and a Barrister at Law degree (BL) ,with Honours (Upper Division) from the Nigerian Law School,Kano Campus. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
She is Result-driven and possesses Excellent Interpersonal Skills.
Femi is the Senior Paralegal/Agent in OkeyIP having worked in administrative capacity at the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registries of Nigeria during his National Youth Service. Femi has a diploma in microbiology from the ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY, AKUNGBA, Ondo, Nigeria. Thereafter, He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Calabar.
Femi is an experienced Manager with skills and ability to be able to adapt easily, provide solutions to issues, with strong reporting skills.
CHINAZOR EZEKWESIRI CHIBUIKE
Chibuike obtained a B.sc in Applied Microbiology and Brewing from NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE and a diploma in Computer Operation.
Chibuike has attended several workshops on management including the General HSE Competence Development Training Compliance 1-3) Conducted by Boerig and IFTDO Accredited an organization.
Chibuike has the ability to thrive and succeed in different environments and a good crisis management. He has at worked HOJ Communications Nig. Ltd. Rivers State as an I.T Officer and the Patent & Design Registry as an Office Assistant. He is a Paralegal/Agent with OkeyIP.
ESTHER NEWTON ERETINGHE
Esther Newton Eretinghe is the Business Development Manager and Admin for Okey IP law firm. She processes a degree in Communication and Media Studies from Pentecost University College, Accra Ghana. She has wealth of experience in communications and administration. She gathers her wealth of experience from working in different law firms as an Executive Administrator both in litigation and intellectual property firms. She is also certified in Hospitality Management and Sales Fundamentals.
OLA TAYO STEPHEN
Ola Tayo Stephen is a Asst. Admin. with Okey IP law firm who assist Attorneys in performing their day-day activities. She provides status reports, conduct search, research and track progress of applications and portfolios in the firm.
Tayo obtained Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kogi State University Anyigba. She has worked as an office Assistant at the Patent office of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment during her National Youth Service.
David Iyala works with officials at the Patent office of the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment to update and maintain the firms Patent records and files. He has in-depth knowledge on Patent filing, registration and general Patent maintenance service.