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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Software: A Jurisdictional Analysis

We conclude our software licensing series with Part D which is focused on ownership and registrability of intellectual property in software. Using the UK, USA and Nigeria as...

Penalties and Interest to Accrue from the Date of Failure to Remit Taxes

The Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) on 14 May 2019, delivered a judgement in the case of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited v. Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) with suit...

Free/Open Source Software Licensing Explained

FOSS is the complete opposite of a Proprietary license. Primarily, the fundamental purpose of a free and open source license is to deny anyone the right to exclusively exploit a work so...

The Federal High Court Awards Damages for Wrongful Arrest of Vessel

In the recent case of Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1800/2017: Domsun Investment & Marine Services Ltd. v. MT GODSHAND & Anor, the Federal High Court, Coram Honourable Justice Faji, of the Lagos Judicial...

Restricting the Use of Your Software

Part B Software developers, like other creators, ideally, should be able to; exercise full ownership/legal rights over the software they have created, restrict the use of such...
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Consultation Paper on the Development of a Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distribution Franchising in...

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC or the Commission) on 17 April 2019 published the “Consultation Paper on the Development of a Regulatory Framework for Electricity Distribution Franchising” (the Consultation Paper)...

2019 Africa Arbitration Academy

We are happy to announce that our Bisi Makanjuola has been selected for the 2019 Africa Arbitration Academy scheduled to hold in London, in June. The 2019 cohort is the representation of...

The Legal Framework for Software Licensing Part A

Software represents the creative output of developers/programmers, therefore, the ownership of the proprietary rights/interest of the software and the rules protecting such rights have become increasingly important issues for many technology-led businesses.

NIMASA’s Firm Stance on Cabotage Act Violations & Promotions OF Indigenous Participation in Cabotage...

MT Navigator Capricorn, a Liberian-registered vessel which is on lease to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited (the Vessel), began operation in Nigeria in October 2018. The Vessel supplies Liquefied Petroleum...

Update on the National Housing Fund (Establishment) Bill 2018

On 18 February, 2019, the National Assembly passed the National Housing Fund (Establishment) Bill 2018 (the NHF Bill) which seeks to repeal the National Housing Fund Act, Cap. N45, LFN 2004, and...