Nta Ekpiken is an Intellectual Property expert with over 10 years of experience in the field. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007, she holds a Masters Degree from Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom and is an Alumni of the United States of America International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. Nta is a Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) United Kingdom and has a certificate in CopyrightX from the Berkman Klein Center of Havard Law School.
Nta started her career in the Legal Department of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and upon her return from her Masters program joined the Firm of Ken Ahia & Associates before joining the IP Department of Aluko and Oyebode in 2012 until January 2020. She headed the IP and Technology team of TNP, an Andersen Collaborating Firm from March 2020 to January 2021 and now focuses on building her boutique IP Firm.
Nta is passionate about career development and gaining expertise in specific fields of law and she mentors a number of young lawyers. A fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), Nta enjoys travelling and volunteering in capacity building projects. She was elected Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch in July 2021. NBA Lagos Branch is the largest branch of Lawyers in Nigeria. Nta is serving a 2 year term which will end in 2023.