United We Stand Campaign to Launch in Lagos

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A new campaign that seeks to raise awareness about the menace of counterfeiting, intellectual property theft and piracy in Nigeria will be launched in Lagos on February 24.

Under the slogan “United We Stand” the event will bring together entrepreneurs, small business owners and representatives from various industries.

The Hon. Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, will deliver the keynote address at the event. Attendees will also include representatives from pharmaceuticals who will share their experiences dealing with product counterfeiting.

According to a news report, a documentary staring members of the campaign collective and directed by Kemi Adetiba will be screened at the meeting. The documentary will feature members of the campaign as they recollect the journey from building their business to discovering their work is being illegally copied.

The campaign calls on the Nigerian public to take the extra steps to preserve hard work and to ensure consumer safety. It is also a call for government and regulators to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, and to encourage a change in consumer behavior.

Date: Friday, 24 of February
Venue: Filmhouse Cinemas, off Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, Lekki Phase 1.
Time: 11AM

Source: Pulse.ng

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Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com