This Week’s Intellectual Property Quotes!

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“… if the laws protecting intellectual property in Nigeria are not enforced with stricter penalties for perpetrators, talented musicians who have paid their dues and made sacrifices for the new generation will continue to live and possibly die in poverty”… Yinka Olatunbosun | Excerpt from His Dollar Rolls No More |This Day News |

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“Piracy inflates cost of books…A lot goes into book production such as cost of paper, payment of royalties, dividends and taxes, as well as overhead. Hardly do we make about 10 per cent profit,” …  CEO, Learn Africa Plc, Mr. Olusegun Oladipo | 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the shareholders |

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“From the Conference of Berlin to today’s G8, ‘helping’ Africans looks suspiciously like monopolising their resources..”… George Monbiot | When ‘helping’ Africa resembles grabbing its resources | Mail & Guardian |

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Many Nigerian businessmen that import quality goods are fast closing down because they cannot compete with the fake products dumped in Nigeria from Asia. A typical scenario is where a Chinese company manufactures a product for a Nigerian at a relatively fair quality and almost at the same time produces the same product for another Nigerian importer at a reduced quality…Uche Joe Anigbata | SON and the Challenges of Imported Substandard Products |

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“The increasing rate of obsolescence and short functional lifespan of many products being introduced into the Nigerian market and the unpleasant incidents associated with them have raised issues of great concern”…Dr. Ngeri Benebo | Director General of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) |

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 “By July 1st, any product in the market without electronic registration will be removed…We are setting up an electronic security system with electronic registration in connection with other agencies to alert us when products arrive. At present, we have improved collaborations with relevant authorities in order to achieve this objective”…Dr. Joseph Ikem Odumodu | Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria | SON warns defaulters on e-registration policy

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Bob is a Senior Editor and Content Development Manager at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch. He holds a BS degree, with a major in biochemistry. He works directly with the Newsroom Team. His focus areas are technology and innovation, and pharmaceutical technology. Email: editorial@nlipw.com