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An Outlook on Nigeria's Creative Industry in 2024

Creative Industry Wrap-up and Outlook for 2024

The Nigerian creative industry grew steadily in 2023, achieving domestic and global recognition for its various facets. One of the most notable achievements was the first-time nomination of...
Innovation and Legalities: Generative AI and IP Rights in Nigeria Simplified. A comprehensive document explaining the intersection of IP rights and AI in Nigeria

Generative AI and Intellectual Property In Nigeria

In the face of concerns over the ethical usage of generative artificial intelligence (AI),  what is clear is that generative AI has come to stay, and its cross-sectoral impact cannot be denied....

9 Nuggets from the New Copyright Act

On the 17th of March 2023, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the copyright bill into law, as projected in our 2022 IP Wrap-up and 2023 Forward publication. This...

2022 IP Wrap-Up and 2023 Forward Look

In 2022, Nigeria witnessed notable advancements for Intellectual Property (IP) protection with legislative and administrative efforts such as the passage of the Copyright Bill by the National Assembly and the validation of...

IP TRENDS FOR 2022

In our IP trends for 2022, we look at areas of interest in the virtual and social reality world such as the metaverse, the rise of NFTs, vaccine production and distribution, renewable...

TRADEMARKS AND CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: WHAT IS REALLY UNPROTECTABLE?

It is the age of the Internet of things and the growth of the modern economy is increasingly hinged on intangible assets. This is more apparent considering the sweeping impact that the...
Fame Factor

Fame Factor: Is There a Special Trademark Regime for Superstars?

The right of Lionel Messi (“the Footballer”) to register his name as a trademark was recently upheld in a decision delivered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (“the Court”)...
The Pandemic, Patents and Pharmaceuticals

The Pandemic, Patents and Pharmaceuticals

As major pharmaceutical giants race towards finding a vaccine for the COVID-19 pandemic, on the second episode of our Voxtero Podcast, our Intellectual Property team discusses some of the interlocking issues around...