Who We Are
S.M Law Associates is established as a Comprehensive Law Firm to provide Complete Legal Services to those who seek legal advice or support.
Services Offered by S.M Law Associates:
Our firm specializes in Intellectual Property Law e.g. Trademarks, Copyright, Patent & Industrial Design; Registration, Rectification, Renewal, Infringement Claim & Opposition to Registration. But our practice extends to all civil and corporate matters alongside intellectual property law.
In addition to Intellectual Property work, our firm is renowned for its Litigation practice and has represented a large number of clients. We have grown into an expert team of leading advocates, solicitors, trademark and patent attorneys, scientists, technologists, engineers, and paralegals.
Our clients work in a diverse range of industries including cosmetics, chemicals, textile, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, machinery, electronics, automobiles and agriculture. Our clients value our unmatched experience and rely on our effective legal strategies that enable them to safeguard their valuable interests.
Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual Property rights are like any other property right. They allow creators, or owners, of trademarks, patents or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. Also they ensure to provide safeguard against infringement, piracy or illegal copying/use of one’s intellectual creation.
Intellectual Property (IP) Overview
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the creation from human mind; which means any invention, literary or artistic work, name, logo or symbol used in commerce. IP is divided into two (2) major categories; a) Industrial Property and b) Copyright.
(a) Industrial Property:
This category includes Intellectual Property that is commercially beneficial such as Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indicators.
This category covers Intellectual Property that may or may not be of commercial value but shows creativity, such work may include artistic work, literary work (poems, novels, stories, scripts or plays), films, Audio/video recordings, sculptures, paintings, architectural designs and software (design and code).