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Citadel Law Firm

No. of Partners : 2

No. of Lawyers : 2

No. of Paralegals: 3

Languages : English, French

Offices : Douala, Cameroon



As OAPI licensed IP counsel, we offer a full range of legal services focused on advising, assisting, and representing our clients in obtaining, exploiting, maintaining, and defending their industrial property portfolios before the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) whose jurisdiction covers all 17 member states towit; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.


Our intellectual property services include counseling and handling assignments involving trademarks, tradenames, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, copyright, unfair competition, and data security.

We conduct due diligence, registration, filing renewals, restorations, calculation of annuities, recordal of assignments, change of name, change of address, oppositions to registrations, litigation and infringement proceedings before competent courts, seizure of counterfeit goods , domain name disputes and other services concerning the above IP subject matters.


Regularly advising on complex commercial and IP transactions, we are responsible for large IP portfolios from various industries including fashion, software, skincare, food and beverages among others.  

We are very responsive to client’s instructions, attentive to the progress of your application as well as offering cost effective rates whilst ensuring high professional quality services.


Thanks to our experience and expertise, we have been able to niche professional and sustainable partnerships with IP practitioners in other jurisdictions such as ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organization) zone, Nigeria and equally remain dedicated to building further networks with other IP professionals. 


In addition to the above services, we equally provide legal and advisory services in other areas such as corporate and commercial law, immigration law, employment matters, business advisory in different fields.

Address753, Blvd de la Reunification, 3rd Floor, AZICCUL Building, Feu Rouge Bessengue, Douala – Cameroon.
Tel237-2433 86849/ 6543 07861
Contact PersonGael TCHOUBA
Emaillawyers@citadellawfirm.cm; citadellawcm@gmail.com