2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year – Cameroon

Based in Yaoundé, GAD Consultants provide legal assistance in protection and valorisation of all aspects of IP assets. We got the chance to speak to Stéphanie Ngo Mbem-Koneba, founder and Senior partner at the firm, to find out more about their services and get an insight into what the character of the intellectual property landscape in their region.

Although there are many great law firms in our region, what separates GAD Consultants from the competitors is that we are devoted exclusively to intellectual property matters. This includes the protection of IP rights (patents, trademarks, design, utility models, plant varieties, copyright) in OAPI Member States, focusing on areas such as licencing, due diligence and contracts, among others.

In terms of clients, GAD Consultants provides services for all 17 OAPI Member States (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo), which is a union of Frenchspeaking African countries. In this region, more and more businesses are realising the value of intellectual property, and the growing need to protect their intangible assets.

As a result of experience and expertise, GAD Consultants have become known as the IP law firm of choice in our region. We are a company of professionals, renowned for our professionalism, reactivity and proactivity in the management of files. The founder of GAD Consultants was initially a barrister in the Paris Bar and is currently Lecturer in IP Law in several universities in Paris and Cameroon.

Although GAD Consultants are a very experienced firm, we are also very keen to innovate and develop our services even further. We are in a state of permanent readiness at, where the staff are always up to speed on IP matters, and are fully capable of giving their time and imparting expert advice to the clients.

Looking towards the latter of 2016, GAD Consultants are looking towards building upon our success. As well providing the best service for our current clients, we will continuously work to convince local firms and local research institutes on their need for a comprehensive assistance in the management of their intellectual property assets.

Company: GAD Consultants
Name: Stéphanie NGO MBEM
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Address: Marc-Vivien Foé
Avenue – Omnisport Neighbourhood,
STV Building – 1st Floor,
P.O. Box 13448 , Yaoundé
– Cameroon
Phone: +237 676 21 84 02