Annie Oti

Annie Oti

Annie Oti is the visionary founder of The Africa Fashion Law Services, a leading fashion law firm in Nigeria. As a distinguished Barrister & Solicitor of The Supreme Court of Nigeria and an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Annie is dedicated to providing legal and business solutions for fashion creatives not only in Nigeria but across the African continent. Annie’s primary focus lies in nurturing the creative economy by offering vital legal support to fashion innovators through Africa Fashion Law. Her expertise spans all aspects of fashion law, encompassing the legal intricacies relevant to multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and individual creatives. With a wealth of experience in business structuring, brand protection, and the negotiation and drafting of intellectual property licensing, merchandising, and franchising agreements, Annie is a trusted advisor in the fashion industry. Committed to empowering the fashion sector in Nigeria and Africa, Annie generously shares her knowledge at regional and international events as a distinguished panelist and speaker. Some of the noteworthy events where Annie has contributed her insights include The Fashion Finest Africa Business of Fashion Conference 2022, The Fashion Tech New York Week 2021, The Berkeley Law Society’s Deal Making in The Entertainment Industry 2021, The Fashion Law Africa Summit 2021, and The Fashion Business Accelerator Program by 360 Creative Hub in 2019, among several others. Her active participation in these events underscores her dedication to fostering knowledge exchange and industry growth. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Annie received the prestigious title of the Most Influential Fashion Lawyer in Africa for the year 2019, an accolade bestowed by The Fashion Law Institute in Turkey. Annie Oti’s commitment to the convergence of law and fashion not only elevates the legal landscape for creatives but also reinforces her status as a pivotal figure in shaping the future of the fashion industry in Africa.

Publications

Fashion Law | 2mos

Chapter: Nigeria

Fashion Law is a comparative guide providing answers and insight into the law around the business of fashion in 20 jurisdictions around the world, with guidance on areas such as the effective legal protection of brands, the rules around e-commerce and marketing and how to navigate sustainability gui...

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