Our experienced and highly professionals lawyers help you protect what represents the bulk of the value of your company: your intellectual property rights. Intellectual property titles determine your competitiveness in your market place. We ensure your IP titles become valuable business assets.
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DRIN LEX started in Burundi in 2009 as a law firm specialized in Intellectual property law, Business law, Company law and new technology law. Having developed a renowned reputation as one of the most leading law firms in intellectual property in the region, we have got a great demand of intellectual issues in all the six country members of the East African Community (EAC):
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Cyriaque NIBITEGEKA is seasoned Burundian lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience mostly in intellectual property, corporate law and human rights aspects related to business. He holds an LL.M in Intellectual property law (2012) from the WIPO Academy and the University of Turin. He also has an LL.M in Human rights from the UNESCO Chair in Burundi and the University of Burundi.
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Our areas of expertise

Utility model
Some innovations, especially in the SMEs industries, are of incremental character and do not meet patentability criteria.

Domain names

Registering and maintaining domain names,Advising on domain name registration strategies,Acquiring for clients domain names.

Industrial design
Industrial designs protect the appearance of your product, the aesthetical aspects of the articles your company creates and sells.

Plant varieties
Are you a plant breeder? If yes, you need us to help you protect your work and investment when you come out with.

Geographical indications (GI)
Geographical indications are descriptions that can be used by producers in a particular geographic location for particular.

Trademarks can be words, designs, symbol, phrase, sounds or designs you use to distinguish the goods or services.


Copyright filing and prosecution (when applicable),Copyright licensing,Copyright enforcement and defensive activities.


We are currently present in 7 countries

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