Adams & Adams has been internationally recognised as the leading IP Firm in Africa. Over the past 10 years, Adams & Adams has established an extensive network of Associate Offices which operate in conjunction with local partners to enhance its offering in Africa.
Adams & Adams continues to evolve and position itself as the first choice for anyone wishing to protect or enforce their Intellectual Property rights in Africa. To further entrench their position, Adams & Adams, has, with effect from 1 October 2021, established an Associate office in Mauritius.
This brings to 23 the number of Associate Offices in different African countries that form part of the Adams & Adams Africa Network (AAAN). These include offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique and Cameroon which service important jurisdictions and the important regional IP organisations, ARIPO and OAPI.
“Mauritius has long been on our radar. It is a country of immense economic importance and we have seen a significant increase in the interest expressed by many of our clients in this jurisdiction over the past few years. Mauritius remains one of the most stable and growing economies in Africa. We are excited at the possibilities that will be opened from having our own presence in this country. The addition of Mauritius onto our Network, has further placed Adams & Adams in a unique position in terms of its IP offering on the African continent”, Simon Brown, Partner and Co-Chairperson of the Trade Marks Department.
A&A’s strategy continues to target key economic destinations on the continent and to mirror the strategies of its clients in the jurisdictions in which they want to operate. The expansion of the Network is aimed at being beneficial to its clients by creating greater efficiency and more control leading to advantageous pricing to its clients. Our focus on Africa aims to match the growth of the African economy. In the past eight years, Adams & Adams has also established Associate Offices in Kenya (2013), Nigeria & Ghana (2014), Egypt (also acting as a hub office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia as well as the north eastern territory of Sudan)(2015) and The Gambia (also acting as a hub office for Liberia and Sierra Leone)(2016) and Ethiopia and Zimbabwe (2017).