Intellectual Property

Cabinet Ruberwa regularly advise clients on all aspects of the creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights in DR Congo’s rapidly growing domestic and regional markets.

Intellectual property (IP) rights are legally recognized exclusive rights to creations of mind. Under intellectual property laws, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible things as their thoughts, ideas and innovations; it has become more important to protect the intellectual property rights in them.

Cabinet Ruberwa offers services to our clients on matters relating to:-

  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Domain Names
  • Trade Dress

We also offer particular expertise in relation to acquisition of rights, transactions involving licensing and the transfer of technology, technology joint ventures, research and development, supply and distribution agreements, and dispute resolution.

We advise both established and developing businesses and have been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and public offerings in this field, as well as competition law issues which may arise. We also advise clients on legal issues connected with introducing products to the market such as branding, product information leaflets and advertising.