Highlights: Trademark, Patents and Design eDigests

National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion Urges Firms To Embrace Online Registration

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Lagos, Nigeria, July 24, 2015 — Yesterday, while speaking with reporters in Lagos, Mr Lucky Nwosa, a deputy director with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) urged companies involved in technology transfer to embrace online registration in their…
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Copyright Infringement: COSON Files N500 Million Suit against Lagos Oriental Hotel


Lagos, Nigeria, July 24, 2015 — The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has filed Suit No. FHC/L/CS/1091/15 at the Federal High Court in Lagos against Lagos Oriental Hotel located in Victoria Island, and its General Manager, Mr. Philip Speilhage. In the…
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Copyright Development: Google Workshop Brings Together Stakeholders and IP Practitioners in Lagos


July 15, 2015, Lagos, Nigeria — This past June, Google, together with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), the African Centre for Study Development Research and Civil Education (ACCE) and the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) held a workshop…
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Nigeria: Copyright Society Offers Licenses for Transport Companies to Play Music on Buses and Terminals


July 14, 2015, Lagos, Nigeria — Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) has commenced music licensing for Nigeria’s transport sector. The first set of licenses was issued to “God is Good Motors Ltd”, a transport company in Nigeria, to play music on 70…
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