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Alphinoor & Co is a professional Industrial Property Consulting Firm with the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI). Specialized in the fields of brand, trade name, patents, designs and models, traditional knowledge and litigation in Africa, we support national companies, regional and international representatives from various sectors of activity to protect, enhance and defend their intellectual property rights.

Founded in 2002, our firm aims to combine local market knowledge with international standards to provide the best service to clients. Our services cover all aspects of intellectual property related to patents, trademarks and designs.

At Alphinoor & Co, we are passionate about what we do and, thanks to our intellectual property rights approach, We help our clients structure their intangible asset portfolios and address specific markets and complex legal issues.

We have a network of correspondents and partners around the world to assist you with other industrial property offices, particularly in Africa. Alphinoor & Co is located in Cameroon in the main cities of Yaoundé and Douala, and the upcoming opening of a secondary office in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our Services

IP Obtaining

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

IP protecting

Litigation, Anti-Counterfeiting, Monitoring and watch services

IP Valorization

IP Benchmark , IP Audit, Technology Transfer, Financial Evaluation, draft agreement

IP Training

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be the first intellectual property firm in French-speaking Africa.

Alphinoor & Co brings together high-level specialists from legal, economic and scientific fields. We therefore offer a wide range of consulting and representation services for the obtaining, consolidation, enhancement, and exercise  of your Intellectual Property rights.

Our missions are as follow :

  • Acquisition of rights to protect and enhance your creations: drafting and preparation of filing documents and taking charge of the procedures of grant of patents, trademarks, trade names, designs and models at the OAPI, and throughout the world;
  • Drafting of agreements for licensing, assignment, franchise, co-ownership of your industrial property rights; technology transfer and research and development agreements and collaboration on patents;
  • Construction of strategies and means of defense or circumvention vis-à-vis the intellectual property rights of your competitors;
  • monitoring and analysis of these rights; providing detailed opinions on the validity of these rights and on your freedom of exploitation or your situation of dependence on them;
  • Audit of Intellectual Property portfolios;
  • Oppositions to the registration of the titles of your competitors;
  • Pre-litigation on all aspects of Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration;
  • Anti-fashion struggle
  • And any other expertise.

We have the various accreditations required to carry out these missions and thus directly represent our clients as professional representatives before: :

OAPI: African Intellectual Property Organization. Alphinoor & Co is a member of several professional associations related to Industrial Property, such as:

AMOAPI: Association of Professional Representatives at the OAPI

FICPI: International Federation of Industrial Property Consultants

INTA: International Trademark Association APRAM: Association of Trademark and Model Rights Practitioners

We also have a large network of correspondents around the world, which allows us to assist you in various other countries.

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Since its creation in 2002, ALPHINOOR & CO has been a cohesive team guided by intrinsic values:

Integrity : The success of ALPHINOOR & CO is based on a relationship of trust with our customers

Responsibility : We take responsibility for our personal and professional conduct

Quality : Operating as a consistent, agile and stable partner, we always aim to deliver exceptional work to our customers

Originality : We build long-term relationships to pass on our heritage and uniqueness to future generations

Proactivity : We take action before it becomes necessary through our initiative Confidentiality: Without the guarantee of confidentiality, there can be no trust.

Professional secrecy is therefore for us a fundamental and primordial right and duty: it is both a principle of ethics and functioning and an ethical obligation of legal source attached to our profession which is strictly regulated.