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Team Member

Denis ABESSOUGUIE - Intellectual Properties Adviser

Denis is a senior and key member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Department and he is an accredited OAPI accredited Intellectual Property agent. He acts on behalf of the Firm as an intellectual property consultant to many foreign clients, performing the following tasks:

Compiling and follow-up of application files of patents applications, registration of trademarks, (with or without priority claim), industrial designs, and domain names.

Assisting clients on the procedures for protection of copy rights.

Compiling and follow-up of files for the payment of annuities and for the renewal of trademarks.

Compiling and follow-up of application files for recording of patents in the special register and of trademarks bearing a change of name or address, or on assignments, pledges etc.

Correction procedures at the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI).

Prior search on trademarks, patents industrial designs.

Management of portfolios.

Drafting and review of contracts.

Drafting of submissions and follow-up with regards to disputes at the African Intellectual Property Organization, OAPI (Oppositions, property rights claims, restoration of property rights and seizing and defense before the High Commission for Claims - Commission Supérieure des Recours).

Follow-up of all aspects, on behalf of the firm, at the African Intellectual Property Organization, OAPI and before other administrative, judicial, international, public and private bodies.

Education:

University of Yaoundé II-SOA, (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences): DESS, in Intellectual Property Law.

2003-2005

University of Yaoundé II-SOA, (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences): Graduate Diploma (Maîtrise), option, Business Law

2002-2003

University of Yaoundé II-SOA, (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences):Graduate Diploma (Maîtrise) option, Public Law

1997-1998

University of Yaoundé, (Faculty of Law and Political Sciences): Bachelor of Law Degree, option Public Law

1988-1992

Other Professional Training:

Seminar on intellectual property, Hotel SAWA de Douala.

June 2009

Colloquium on the modernization of Cameroon by TIC: Impact, potentialités, perspectives.

June 2007

Sensitization seminar for researchers in intellectual property organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation.

May - June 2006

Séminaire de formation des rédacteurs de brevets organisé par l'OMPI et ses partenaires dans le cadre du Réseau R&D à Yaoundé (OAPI).

Sept - Oct 2005

Training seminar organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO.

June - July 2005

Trainee on technological development and on the national intellectual property structure in liaison with the African Intellectual Property Organization OAPI.

June 05 – Oct 06

Academic training in industrial property at the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) à Yaoundé.

March 2005

Academic training on author's right at SOCADAP (Association of Author's Rights and of associated Plastic Arts and Graphics rights).

February 2005

 

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