Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with the largest economy in the continent and a fast-growing services sector with an increasing need for consumer goods. This, among other factors, makes trademark registration very important in this economy.
Introduction Organisational intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, confidential information etc.) can be utilised in different ways either internally by the owners or externally by licensees or third parties. This internal or external utilisation of IP comes with opportunities and challenges to businesses and institutions. These IP related opportunities and challenges require appropriate policies and
Having been established in September 2010 through the Intellectual Property Tribunal Act [Chapter 26:08], the Intellectual Property Tribunal breathed life for the very first time, after years of existence on paper when it sat to decide on a appeal coming from a decision of the Controller of Patents, Trade Marks and Industrial Designs. To further enunciate the existence of
The much awaited National Intellectual Property Policy & Implementation Strategy for the government of Zimbabwe was officially launched today, June 28 2018. The colourful event held at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare was well attended by various stakeholders including industry, academic and research institutions and the civic society. The guest of honour was the Minister
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