Our litigation unit has extensive experience in dealing with family and matrimonial matters. We can act on behalf of both parties concerned in divorce proceedings where it is clear at the inception of the matter that the parties will be able to reach an amicable settlement.
Additional services included:
- Ante nuptial contracts and changes in matrimonial property regimes
- Assistance in reaching amicable settlements through negotiation and support
- Rule 43 applications for interim relief
- Mediation in family law disputes
- Enforcement of orders relating to family law matters
- Parental responsibilities and rights including guardianship, care and contact
- Rights of fathers of children born out of wedlock
- Children’s’ rights
In instances where disputes cannot be resolved, a third party may become involved. Often, such disputes end up in court. However, disputes can also be resolved speedily and less formally through arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
BS & PARTNERS has a team of experienced and highly skilled attorneys that can assist in this regard. We assist clients in arbitration proceedings in respect of all issues covered by our litigation services.
Corporate & Commercial Law
We provide advice and assistance to clients in the establishment of companies in Ghana as well as in carrying on their businesses in Ghana. We assist client with a wide range of corporate services, including corporate secretarial services, compliance and corporate governance issues.
Our corporate and commercial practice also encompasses the following:
- Direct and Indirect Investment
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Banking and Finance
- International Business Transactions
- Commercial Contracts
Our patent attorneys provide clients with a full range of legal services relating to the acquisition, enforcement and commercialisation of intellectual property rights.
These services include counsel and handling of transactions in cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, licensing, and data security. The partners and associates in our intellectual property group also litigate these issues in courts across Ghana.
What is a Patent?
A patent provides the right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention for the term of the patent. A patent is a limited property right the government gives inventors in exchange for their agreement to share details of their inventions with the public. Like any other property right, it may be sold, licensed, offered as security, or transferred. A patent is usually a right granted to anyone who invents any new, useful, and non-obvious process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter. Similar rights can also apply to industrial designs and plant breeding.
Effect of a Granted Patent
A patent, when granted, confers upon the patentee in Ghana, for the duration of the patent (as long as it is maintained in force by the payment of the renewal fees), the right to exclude other persons from:
■ advertising or selling, or
the invention, so that he shall have and enjoy the whole profit and advantage accruing by reason of the invention. The grant of a patent also does not necessarily entitle a patentee to exploit the invention; it merely entitles him to exclude others from competing with him. The right to exploit depends upon whether or not prior rights are held by other parties.
How to Apply for a Patent
Our specialised patent attorneys are able to assist you throughout the patent application process, all the way through to patent registration. If you would like to get in touch with one of our patent attorneys for a discussion or consultation, please contact us.
BS & Partners Patent Attorneys Services
The BS & Partners patent attorneys are all qualified attorneys and patent agents, and all have engineering or science degrees. In addition, our professional assistants are fully qualified attorneys with technical degrees and are all in the process of qualifying as patent agents.
Our highly experienced team of experts and litigators is responsible for local patent and design filing. The team is also able to assist inventors with the licensing of patents.
We proudly render a full range of patent legal services in a wide variety of technical fields such as biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics and polymer technology, computer technology and civil engineering.