June 23, 2017

Intellectual Property Editorial

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In the Spotlight

PART 1: Frequently Asked Questions about NAFDAC

by Ufuoma Akpotaire in Tech and Startups

I wish to register a product with NAFDAC – Where do I start? The first step will be to purchase the application form from NAFDAC and review the applicable guidelines or regulations. You may want [...]

Tech and Startups

  • lawsuit
    According to a news report, a Canada based Nigerian author, Paulicap Okechukwu Okekeda (the Plaintiff) has filed a N250 million suit against Macmillan Publishing Company Nigeria Limited and Universal Basic Education Commission for alleged copyright infringement. [...]
  • EVENTS
    Prominent intellectual property rights lawyer, Barrister Rockson Igelige will on Thursday, June 1 mark his birthday celebration by hosting a guest lecture and unveiling a non-profit organization for creators, Friends of the Creator Foundation (FCF). The event [...]
  • Innovation
    The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) recently launched a S$1 billion ($716.6 million) innovation fund with private equity firm Makara Capital. Called the Makara Innovation Fund (MIF), it will target high-growth companies with strong IP [...]

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Global Innovation Index 2017
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks the innovation [...]
  • SOUTH AFRICA
    In May, South Africa released the 2017 Copyright Amendment Bill for public comments. The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry invited interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13-2017]. The [...]
  • WIPO Publications
    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released two new public resources on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, including the Organization’s first-ever practical guide specifically for indigenous peoples and local communities. [...]
  • Call for papers
    The peer-reviewed journal of Internet policy in Europe is seeking submissions of 6000-8000 words on topics of relevance to the regulation of digital communication technologies. The journal, which is edited in partnership between Alexander von [...]
  • rules
    The National Assembly in Namibia recently passed the Access and Benefit Sharing and Associated Traditional Knowledge Bill. The bill which seeks to regulate the use of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge in the country. [...]
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