March 20, 2019


Intellectual Property News

U.S News | Swatch Sues Samsung for Trademark Infringement

February 28, 2019

Swiss watchmaker, Swatch Group has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against Samsung Electronics Co and Samsung Electronics America Inc for trademark infringement. The plaintiff alleges […]

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Nigeria News | NAFDAC Raises Alarm Over Snuff Importation

by Nathaniel Adebayo in Anti-Counterfeiting

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Niger state has raised alarm over the safety of tobacco snuff currently imported into the country in large quantities. This was disclosed by [...]

Piracy and Counterfeiting

NAFDAC News | No New Approval for Alcohol Packaged In Sachets

February 15, 2019
Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) disclosed that it will no longer approve new registration for alcohol packaged in sachets. NAFDAC’s Director-General, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made this announcement [...]



A Peek into Six Passing-off Cases in Nigeria

February 19, 2019

Content: Continental Pharmaceutical Ltd. v. Sterling Products Nigeria Plc. and SmithKline Beecham Plc. Niger Chemists Limited v. Nigeria Chemists and D.K. Brown Ayman Enterprises Ltd. v. Akuma Industries Ltd. Omnia Nigeria Limited v. Dyketrade Limited […]

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Is a Trademark Search Worth the Money?

January 17, 2019

Very often, trademark attorneys in Nigeria present their clients with the option of conducting an official trademark search at the Trademarks Registry in Abuja. The rationale behind this clearance search is to make sure that […]

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Changes to UK Trademark Laws

January 16, 2019

On Monday, January 14, 2019, changes to the UK Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Trade Marks Rules 2008 came into effect. These changes implement the EU Trade Mark Directive 2015 in the UK. Monday […]

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