September 22, 2018

The standards organization of Nigeria has introduced PRODUCT AUTHENTICATION MARK in line with Section 5 of the SON Act No. 14 of 2015 and to ensure the authenticity and traceability of products certified to have met the requirements of the relevant Nigeria Industrial S...

September 7, 2018

Seven companies importing substandard and life-endangering products into Nigeria from China are set to be blacklisted and their promoters prosecuted in both countries as the fight against dumping into Nigeria takes a new dimension. The exercise, according to the Direct...

September 1, 2018

Following the concerns of the House of Representatives about ensuring that the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) Scheme is reactivated and applied to all drugs purchased in the country, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) in partner...

August 16, 2017

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC*) has recently submitted a Bill to the Nigerian National Assembly seeking a life jail term for counterfeiters found to be dealing in counterfeit regulated products in Nigeria. This NAFDAC Bill is...

July 26, 2017

COSON v Emerging Markets Telecommunications (Etisalat) - copyright infringement

COSON has filed a lawsuit of NGN12B against Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Ltd, the parent company of ETISALAT at the Federal High Court, Lagos.  

In the suit no. FHC/L/C3/363/1...

July 18, 2017

Raconteaur Productions Limited v Dioni Visions Entertainment, Omoni Oboli & Anor “Okafor’s Law” Movie premiere - Copyright Infringement (motion picture)

A Federal High Court in Lagos on 24 March 2017 issued an interim order, suspending the release and launch of the movi...

May 26, 2017

Facts

In 2002 Ocean Waves Corporation Limited applied for the registration in Class 9 in Nigeria of the trademark QLINK. The company has been using the mark since 1996. The application was accepted and subsequently advertised in the October 2002 Trademark Journal. 

FAPA...

May 8, 2017

The Trademark Registry in Nigeria has released a new trademark journal, dated 2nd May 2017. The Journal is titled Vol 1, No. 1 and is the first journal to be published in over a year, the last journal was published in March 2016. 

There are four...

March 16, 2017

IP Filing Statistics from the Nigerian Registry for the full year of 2016

Patent applications:   908

Trade mark applications:   19,362

 

60% of trade marks and 55% of patent applications were filed using the IPAS (manual filing system) while 40% and 45% were file...

March 2, 2017

In the absence of President Buhari, Osinbajo has shown himself as a modern day leader.  His leadership style and crisis management has been totally different from his boss.

When Nigerians took to the streets to vent their frustrations in the face of economic hardship, O...

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