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TRADE MARK REGISTRATION IN OAPI


OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization) encompasses the majority of African French-speaking countries. The most distinctive characteristic and advantage of OAPI is that a single trade mark registration is automatically effective in all i

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Posted : 8 May, 2019

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (IV)


COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (IV)   Having discussed the protection afforded by copyright and the steps involved in registering copyright in the first three parts, we shall now look at the exceptions to copyright protection provided under t

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Posted : 15 February, 2019

Copyright Protection in Nigeria (III)


Copyright Protection in Nigeria (III)   Having discussed the framework for copyright protection in part one and part two, we shall now look at the protection afforded by copyright and the steps involved in registering copyright under the guida

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Posted : 21 January, 2019

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – Part 2 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


The Procedure for Patent Application   The application to the Patents Registrar An application to the Patents Registrar shall consist of: A request for a patent signed by the applicant or his agent; containing the applicant’s full name

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Posted : 19 December, 2018

Patent Registration in Nigeria – Intellectual Property – Nigeria


Patent Registration in Nigeria What is a Patent? A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent grants

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Posted : 12 November, 2018

The Protection of Well-Known / Famous Trade Marks in Nigeria


Trade Mark protection is territorial. By this we mean for a trade mark owner to sue for infringement of his trade mark or to prevent others from registering marks similar or identical to his mark, he must have a valid trade mark registration in the c

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Posted : 25 September, 2018
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