Ayo Ayeni – Managing Partner
Ayo Ayeni is a World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)/KIPA IP Global Academy Certified IP practitioner based in Geneva, Switzerland. He worked with WIPO as a consultant and subject matter expert.
He led the team that adapted and customized the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) "Business Series for SME" publications for Nigeria and other African countries. He was also a consultant to the Registry of Trademarks, Patents, and Designs in Nigeria, to train small and medium enterprises on the use of IP.
He led the Nigerian contingent to the WIPO-Korean Funds-in-Trust (FIT) program for SMEs in Seoul, South Korea, where he was trained to teach SMEs the best uses of IP. He organizes the annual National Workshop on Intellectual Property for SMEs in association with WIPO's SME Division and the Registry of Trademarks, Patents, and Designs, in Lagos and Abuja. He is an annual resource speaker and trainer at the British Council Creative Industries Expo and a former columnist for This Day Lawyer, the pull-out law magazine insert in This Day newspaper. His column, 'IP and Business', focused on Intellectual Property Law in Nigeria.
He is a member of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), UK. He is a regular resource at the IP Masterclasses newly organized by Where Creatives Go Group in London, educating people in the creative industries on the intelligent use of IP for their businesses.