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DR. BANKOLE SODIPO, Barrister and a Solicitor and the Managing Partner with the Law firm of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co. Lagos. He was a member of the 1988 Copyright Drafting Law Committee that prepared the Nigerian Copyright Act 1988. He has contributed to teaching the Masters programme at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London and was a visiting guest lecturer at the Nigeria Law School. He is a regular contributor to leading international journals.

His major publications include a book on Nigeria’s Foreign Investment Law and Intellectual Property Rights and a book on Piracy and Counterfeiting: GATT-TRIPS and Developing Countries. He has also worked with leading firm of solicitors and at Barristers’ chambers in London.

He organizes and speaks at conferences in Nigeria and Internationally; these include the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Copyright Society of America; the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the University of Maastrict. 

He is a visiting guest lecturer at the University College, London; an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Intellectual Property Institute, Queen Mary, University of London and a Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He handles contentious and non-­contentious matters. He is the President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Nigeria which is the local organization that liases between the government and the private sector in lobbying for reforms in the administration, adjudication and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. He was a member of the committee that drafted Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Policy.

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FEMI FAJOLU is an Attorney and Partner in the Lagos City firm of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co, where he works on Litigation, Arbitration, Aviation, Company Commercial, Intellectual Property, Labour Issues, Property Issues, Chieftaincy, Wills and Estate matters.

He has worked with the United States Department of Commerce to organize and took part in programmes on Intellectual Property Rights, Government Ethics and Project Finance. 

He has also participated in the Project Finance for Ferries and Metro-Train in Lagos State, which is ongoing.   He has participated in developing programmes to develop integration in Africa and ECOWAS through the U.S. CLDP.  He is involved in organizing workshops on various issues on Law and Ethics.  He has attended conferences both in Nigeria and Internationally.  He was a member of a Federal Government Committee that worked on the formation of the Intellectual Property Commission in Nigeria.  He participated in the International Maritime Organisation Seminar and Workshop on “Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships and International Commercial Arbitration in the African Sub-Region”.

He is involved with the formation and setting up of the newly proposed Intellectual Property Commission and the draft bill on it, which took care of the administrative

framework and the amendment of the laws.  He is involved with advising the Federal Government on the private sector initiative of the Intellectual regime and compliance with TRIPPS/WTO agreement.

Prior to joining the law firm of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co, Femi Fajolu worked with C.S.S. Bookshop Ltd, U.B.A. PLC, Sola Akinyede & Co, Adeniyi Coker Architects where he was the Company Secretary and Head of Admin.  These jobs exposed him to work ethics in large establishments.

Femi Fajolu has an L.L.B. (Hons) Degree in Law and a B.L. Certificate from the Nigerian Law School.   He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Association of Nigeria and the Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria.

He is active in several domestic and international organisations that seeks to promote good governance and improve business relationships between developed countries and Nigeria and other African countries.

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KENT AMARACHI NNADOZIE attended the University of Benin from 1983 - 1987. He attended the Nigerian Law School in 1987 and had the best result in Legal Drafting and Conveyancing in the bar exams.  He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Lagos Business School, which was awarded in conjunction with the International Graduate School of Management, Barcelona, Spain.

Kent Nnadozie has acted has as consultant for organizations such as the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) Rome, International Center for Research in Agro- forestry Nairobi, United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) e.t.c.  He was a member of the Nigerian delegation to the 4th and 5th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1998 and 2000. He is also the Co-ordinator, West Africa for the Global Diversity Institute e.t.c.  He has since graduation engaged in general legal practice with emphasis on Intellectual Property, Corporate law and Environmental law focusing especially on all aspects of genetic resources, pollution control and remediation law.

Mr. Kent has contributed to and delivered a lot of papers some of which include “Biodiversity Prospecting Trust Funds: Sharing Financial Benefits”, “Legal Aspects of Environmental Problems in Petroleum Operations”, “Voluntary and Non-regulatory Approaches to Environmental Protection”, “Regional Approaches to the Regulation of Access and Benefit Sharing: Issues and Trends in Africa”, “Private Sector Involvement in the Implementation of the CBD and UNFCCC in Nigeria”, “Environmental and Community Issues and the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry: The Way Forward”   e.t.c.

Mr. Kent is a Partner in the Law firm of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co.  He is also affiliated to the following Societies: Network of African Environmental Lawyers, Environmental Law Foundation of Nigeria, Commission on Environmental Law of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), U.K. Environmental Law Association e.t.c.

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Daniel Ozoma is a law graduate from Enugu state University of Science and Technology (ESUTECH). After graduation he went to the Nigeria Law School Bwari and graduated and was called to the Nigeria Bar in January 2001.

Since graduating he had had practical experience in the various field of law and his quite comfortable with the law of Intellectual Property and general Litigation. In his working experience, he has had some working instinct with the firm of Anya & Ofordile, Dele Ojiegbede & Co. and Ajubuike Obiekwe & Co.

He presently works with Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co.

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Mosunmola Oke is an Associate in the Law Firm of Chief G.O. Sodipo & Co. she attended St. Bartholomew College, Wusasa, Zaria, from 1990-1993, then proceeded to Zamani College, Kaduna from 1993 to 1996. Immediately thereafter, she proceeded to the Ogun State University, Ago- Iwoye, to study law. She graduated therefrom in 2002 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School (Enugu Campus) and was called to the Bar in 2003.

Thereafter, during her service year she took up an appointment with the law firm of M. J. Onigbanjo & Co. from 2003-2005.     

Job Description: Responsible for handling in conjunction with the principal all matters relating to litigation. Her areas of expertise also includes preparing and filing suits in court (civil and criminal), researching into legal topics, making appearances in court on behalf of the firm, all of the solicitors work of the firm, represents the firm at Annual General and Board Meetings of both public and private companies to which the firm acts as Company Secretaries, her field of work also includes but is not limited to the following areas Issuing notices of & attending Board and Annual General meetings, preparing minutes of deliberations, drafting and filing of various resolutions, conducting legal research/rendering legal advice, incorporation of companies, effecting increases in share capital and filing the necessary documents with the Corporate Affairs Commission, drafting of various agreements, filing and registration of trademarks & letters of patent, obtaining letters of administration, managing properties for various clientele, drafting conveyancing agreements, conducting searches at the lands registry, perfection of deeds/legal mortgages, maintaining the files/library registers and general administrative activities, liaising with tenants of properties managed by the firm with respect to their tenancies.

She is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association.

She has also participated in so many conferences and seminars among which are “Exclusive Interactive Business Lunch Session organized by the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping”, she was also an active contributor to the Peacemaker International training workshop which encourages mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; she also participated in the workshop organized by the International Bar Association on Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions.

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