Upcoming Webinar: The Importance of Geographical Indications to the Sustainable Development of Nigeria

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Webinar: The Importance of Geographical Indications to the Sustainable Development of Nigeria

This webinar is organized by the WIPO Nigeria Office in collaboration with the Africa International Trade and Commerce Research. It will consider the relationship between Geographical Indications (GI’s) and sustainable development within the context of Nigeria. Speakers will explore the concept of GI’s, and the international system underpinning its administration. The discussions will also reflect on opportunities for Nigeria in utilizing local GIs products to its advantage in international trade, the practical mechanisms required for registering GI’s in Nigeria, and the necessary local policy and/or legislative frameworks that could support Nigeria’s growth in this area.

Webinar on Geographical Indications

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Date and venue August 13, 2020 Virtual
03.00PM – 05:00PM West African Time
Topic(s) Webinars, Sustainable Development, Geographical Indications
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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 310 Articles
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

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