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The judgment will put to bed the conflict between prior registered trademarks and company names in Nigeria.
08 September 2023
While a new platform has recently been proposed, a failure to properly address the failings of the current platform would represent a disaster for trademark prosecution in Nigeria.
26 July 2023
Recent adjustments made by the trademark registry concerning cancellation under Section 31 of the Trademarks Act could have unintended negative consequences.
28 April 2023
A key aspect of the new Start-up Act is that it recognises the need for the protection of IP rights for start-up companies.
13 January 2023
The Nigerian government has recently organised a workshop - in collaboration with WIPO - for the validation of the draft “National Intellectual Property Policy and Strategy”, demonstrating a new level of commitment to the formulation of a national IP policy.
27 October 2022
Recent cases involving Nigerian comedian Chukwuemeka Ejekwu, popularly known as Oga Sabinus, highlight the growing awareness of the importance of IP rights protection in the country.
22 July 2022
A Nigerian comedian and content creator, who is credited as having popularised the phrase ‘something hooge’, recently threatened legal action against the owners of a milk brand over the use of the expression in an Instagram post.
13 June 2022
The decision did not leave any room for doubt as to the rights vested by the law on the proprietor of a registered trademark in Nigeria.
06 May 2022
Under a recently approved policy, federal government ministries, departments and agencies must migrate their websites and official email addresses from generic extensions to Nigeria’s second-level domain.
03 March 2022
The fanfare that accompanied the introduction of the new online filing platform has now been replaced by outcry, as some of the new features have brought applications to a halt.
25 January 2022
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