Regina Onwumere

Regina Onwumere

Key Details

Regina Onwumere
Associate
Aluko & Oyebode
Nigeria

Overview

Since joining Aluko & Oyebode in 2015, Regina Onwumere has focused her practice on trademark portfolio management, trademark oppositions, and strategic trademark registrations. She also has expertise in patents, industrial designs, and copyright. Onwumere heads up the firm’s IP unit in its Abuja branch, and last year received an 100% score from Aluko & Oyebode’s IP partner in her performance appraisal. She currently manages the IP portfolio of multinational companies, non-governmental organisations, and local and foreign entities. She also represents clients in opposition proceedings at the Trademark Tribunal. In terms of her achievements, Onwumere successfully opposed the registration of the trademark ‘Paraflam’ on behalf of Novartis. She has convinced the Honourable Registrar of Trademarks to overturn refusals given in a number of trademark applications, including that of the ‘Mr Pretzel’ logo. Alongside her work, Onwumere engages with stakeholders and regulators on IP issues, with the intention of resolving complex issues relevant to clients. She frequently writes and speaks on IP topics with the hope of introducing the general public to the concept of IP, creating a greater awareness of the subject matter in Nigeria.

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