Nigerian innovators get connected by Sunday Daniel | WIPO Magazine

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In a quiet room away from the heat and hustle of the Nigerian capital’s streets, a half-dozen African innovators peer into computer screens, lost in concentration as they work on making their dreams come true. They are using networked computer equipment to search overseas intellectual property (IP) databases, gleaning insight into the worldwide usage of patents, trademarks, industrial designs and other IP. The Technology and Innovation Support Center, or TISC, where they are working is one of many similar public-resource offices set up by governments in developing countries in collaboration with WIPO. The goal: help make the international IP system accessible to as many users as possible. Read more

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