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Chinyere Okorocha

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Chinyere Okorocha

Chinyere Okorocha

Chinyere is a Partner & Head Of Sectors at Jackson, Etti & Edu and has over 29 year’s practical experience in Intellectual Property(IP) law, where she is considered an authority and an expert.

She has in the course of her career, contributed significantly and advised governments & other stakeholders alike, regarding law reform and advancement in this specialist area of law and is very passionate about Nigeria’s IP laws conforming with international best practices

Chinyere is also a well sought after speaker and guest lecturer and regularly speaks at workshops, seminars and conferences both internationally and locally in IP law. As Head of Sectors, head of the firms Leadership Team, and a member of the firms Executive Committee, her role extends to responsibly for the firms strategic vision, policy making and implementation of same, along 6 Sector lines, to ensure the overall growth and sustainability of the firm. Chinyere is also heads the Health & Pharmaceuticals Sector team, and has acquired relevant industry knowledge, as well as a keen understanding of the peculiar issues within the sector. This enables her effectively service clients, by offering tailor made solutions to meet their varied needs.

Over the course of her career, she has received numerous accolades and recognition including her appointment as Vice Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) Women Forum, Council Member & Treasurer – NBA, Section on Business Law, Immediate past Chairperson, Intellectual Property (IP) Committee – NBA, Section on Business Law. Chinyere is a Patron of the Law Society, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos; a Member – Dispute Resolution Panel, Nigerian Copyright Commission and was nominated as one of Nigeria’s 50 most influential women in the Legal Profession (Business Day Newspaper, April 2011). She is Ranked in Chambers Global 2016 – 2020, as a Leading Individual in Chambers Global 2016 – 2020, as a Leading Individual in IP in Nigeria, as well as is recognised as an expert in Who Is Who Legal Nigeria, 2017 – 2020. She is also recognised in the Trademark Law Practitioners Expert Guides (2012 – 2019); an IP Star (2014 – 2020), in Managing Intellectual Property and recognised as one of the Worlds’ Leading Trademark Professionals 2016 – 2020 in the World Trademark Report WTR 1000, UK.

An accomplished lawyer, she is highly respected by her peers and clients alike and has written many published and unpublished articles, both locally and internationally.

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