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Intellectual Property and Technology

Our intellectual property lawyers provide a wide range of services from protecting intellectual property rights, to advising on data security issues, technology licensing and sourcing strategies, with practical and informed guidance.

We have an integrated approach to litigation, advice and transactions, using strategies that deliver optimal results to clients.  

Our track record includes representing individual inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, public institutions, emerging companies, venture capital funds and global corporations.

Experience has included advising:

  • Kenyan, German, Swiss and Chinese private companies in registration of their industrial property rights.
  • Several international companies in registration of trademarks and patents in Burundi.

Alert: Renewal of pre-2009 trademarks

The Ministry of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism in the letter bearing the reference 750/779/CM/DPI/2023, reminded the owners of trademarks registered in Burundi before July 28, 2009, and which have not yet been renewed, that these trademarks must be filed with the Directorate of Industrial Property, for renewal before January 1, 2025.