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THE MADRID SYSTEM IN AFRICA

THE MADRID SYSTEM IN AFRICA The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks comprises the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (1891) and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement adopted in 1989 and entered into force on December 1, 1995. It is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (hereinafter referred to as …

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Trade Mark Licensing and Registered User provisions in Nigeria

TRADE MARK LICENSING AND REGISTERED USER PROVISIONS IN NIGERIA A Trade mark owner (Licensor) is able to grant permission to a third party (Licensee) to use its Trade Mark on mutually agreed terms and conditions. This is usually referred to as Trade Mark Licensing. There are different types of Trade Mark Licensing. The two most …

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COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (I)

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (I) Copyright protection is afforded to certain “works” under S.1. of the Copyright Act, Nigeria. The term “work” includes literary, musical and artistic works, cinematograph films, sound recordings and broadcasts. Only if a “work” falls into the following categories will it attract copyright protection in Nigeria. Literary Work:includes irrespective of literary …

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COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (II)

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (II) Previously, we discussed the framework for copyright protection in Nigeria. Firstly, it should be noted that, unlike Trademarks, Patents and Industrial Designs there is no centralised system of copyright protection. However, Section 14 of the Act states that publishers, printers, producers or manufacturers of copyrighted material must keep a register …

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