Mr Lookman Durosinmi-Etti is the senior partner in the law firm Jackson, Etti & Edu, which he co-established in 1996. He obtained his law degree from the University of Lagos in 1980, a master's from the University of London in 1984 and a chief executives programme certificate from the Lagos Business School in Nigeria.
His legal career began in 1984 at Bentley, Edu & Co, where he became a partner in 1988. Following the merger of the law practice of Irving & Bonnar (the oldest law firm in Nigeria), with that of Bentley, Edu & Co, he rose to the position of managing partner of Bentley, Edu & Co as well as being a partner at Irving and Bonnar in 1989.
His main practice area is intellectual property, incorporating patents, trademark and design filing and prosecution, anti-counterfeiting campaigns, IP watch services, etc. He is also involved in the area of copyright protection in Nigeria. His litigation experience covers all these areas with particular emphasis on contentious patent proceedings, anti-counterfeiting proceedings, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement.
Lookman was appointed as an arbitrator to WIPO in 1995 and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on intellectual property matters in Nigeria in 1997.
He is the author of many articles including: "Litigation and Enforcement Procedure in Piracy and Counterfeiting Cases: 'The Nigerian Experience'", "Developments In Industrial Property Case Law In Nigeria", and "Fighting Piracy and Counterfeiting, Trade Infringement, Unfair Competition and Protection against Counterfeiting – An Outline".
He is a member of the IBA as well as a number of intellectual property organisations including INTA, ITMA, FICPI and AIPPI.
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