IP Attorney; Partner
Vanessa is Partner at the Nico Halle & Co. Law firm, an accredited IP Attorney at the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), and heads up the firm’s Intellectual Property department.
Vanessa has extensive experience managing trademark portfolios, advising clients on strategic areas such as brand advice and implementation, protection / registration, maintenance and acquisition of Intellectual Property, due diligence, and pre-litigation considerations. She also specializes in transactional IP matters such as franchising, licensing and transfers. Vanessa works closely with leading IP professionals around the world and has expertise in the coordination of international and parallel IP proceedings.
Vanessa is also experienced in litigation and dispute resolution relating to IP rights, including oppositions, infringement seizures / hearings, passing-off and unfair competition matters, domain name disputes, and franchising and licensing disputes.
Bar Admission & Credentials: Cameroon; England & Wales
Education: Africa University – Masters in Intellectual Property; University of Law – PgDip in Bar Professional Studies; University of Essex – LLB in Law
Industry Association Membership: Cameroon Bar Association; International Bar Association ; International Trademark Association; European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA); Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group
Languages: English; French