Mondaq Middle East & Africa - Nigeria: Intellectual Property
Johnson Bryant
It's the familiar multicoloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years and is still the world's bestselling toy of all time.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Over the years, efforts have been made to promote the awareness of IP rights in Nigeria and to sensitize the public on the various mechanisms available to protect creative ...
Banwo & Ighodalo
It is advisable that all trademarks, patents and or designs to be used by the company be registered in Nigeria at the Trade Marks, Patents and Designs Registry in Abuja, to preserve the owner's proprietary interest therein.
Spoor & Fisher
Nigeria uses the International Classification of Goods and Services for its trade mark registration system.
Aluko & Oyebode
The position of the Registrar of Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, Nigeria has for many years being occupied by a single Registrar, who doubles as both the Registrar of Trademarks and Patents and Designs registry.
Olisa Agbakoba Legal
The role small and medium enterprises play in the development of a country is very important.
Spoor & Fisher
The Nigerian authorities have for some time been keen to split the Registry of Trademarks, Patents and Designs into separate registries.
Aluko & Oyebode
Both Registrars of Trademarks and Patents and Designs are in acting capacity.
Benchmac & Ince
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods.
Africa Law Practice
There are still far too many African countries relying on the inadequate provisions of outdated copyright laws.
Strachan Partners
Intellectual property rights are protected under statute and judicial decisions.
Johnson Bryant
The idea of copyright is indicative of two rights – the right of the copyright owner to enjoy the fruits of his labour on the one hand and right of the copyright user to benefit from the copyright work on the other hand.
Babalakin & Co
Ideas, they say are free as air and rule the world.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The need to protect a trademark2 cannot be overemphasized as businesses expend a lot of time and resources in creating and developing unique products and services which tend to set them apart from their competitors.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) now form a significant proportion of company assets due to modern innovative techniques as well as recent technological advancements.
Inventa International
This article addresses some of the fundamental difficulties with protecting patents in Africa. Outdated laws, their lack of enforceability or the utilisation of the public interest for politic reasons, are of the major problems.
AELEX
Infringement of patent arises from deliberately or inadvertently performing any of the acts which are exclusively reserved by law for the patent holder.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Our John C. Onyido (Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology Practice) and Oluwasolape Owoyemi, (Associate) contributed to the World IP Review Annual Business Brief 2018.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
To commemorate the World Intellectual Property Day celebrated on 26th April 2018, the theme focused on "Powering change: Women in Innovation and creativity" ...
Johnson Bryant
There are several trademarks squatters in our jurisdiction today and efforts should be made to vacate the squatters.
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Banwo & Ighodalo
It is advisable that all trademarks, patents and or designs to be used by the company be registered in Nigeria at the Trade Marks, Patents and Designs Registry in Abuja, to preserve the owner's proprietary interest therein.
Spoor & Fisher
Nigeria uses the International Classification of Goods and Services for its trade mark registration system.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
Over the years, efforts have been made to promote the awareness of IP rights in Nigeria and to sensitize the public on the various mechanisms available to protect creative ...
Johnson Bryant
There are several trademarks squatters in our jurisdiction today and efforts should be made to vacate the squatters.
AELEX
Copyright is a form of intellectual property. It has been defined by Black's Law Dictionary, 9th Edition as a right granted to the author or originator of certain literary or artistic productions...
T & A Legal
A substantial political economy literature, dating back to the eighteenth century, exits on the determinants of property rights.
T & A Legal
Don't you just dislike when you buy a trusted product and then realise it is an identical brand made to look exactly like what you originally wanted?
Benchmac & Ince
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods.
AELEX
This is the final part of the article where we will examine trade secrets. We will also distinguish trademarks, patents and trade secrets.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The need to protect a trademark2 cannot be overemphasized as businesses expend a lot of time and resources in creating and developing unique products and services which tend to set them apart from their competitors.
AELEX
Infringement of patent arises from deliberately or inadvertently performing any of the acts which are exclusively reserved by law for the patent holder.
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal recently ruled on the appeal filed by the Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria (the Applicant at the Federal High Court, Lagos Division and...
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