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- Patent Games in the Global South
- Overview of Patents & Designs in Nigeria
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- Intellectual Property Law
In Nigeria, an industrial design can be protected by registration, with the Nigerian Patents and Designs Registry. The Patents and Designs Act  governs the registration of industrial designs and according to the Act, an industrial design is registrable if it is new and not contrary to public order or morality. An industrial design is new if it has not been made available to the public before an application for registration is filed at the registry.
This Overview covers the various design rights both registered and unregistered that can be relied on by right holders in the UK. For more information, see Practice Notes: Design rights before and after Brexit—comparison table and What does IP completion day mean for intellectual property? The four design rights available in the UK prior to IP completion day ie including during the implementation period for the Withdrawal Agreement signed by the UK and EU are set out below. Each of the above rights differs in terms of qualifying criteria, scope and duration of protection.
Patent Games in the Global South
This book is also available in other formats: View formats. Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. In this thought-provoking analysis, the author takes three examples of emerging markets Brazil, India, and Nigeria and tells their stories of pharmaceutical patent law-making. Adopting historiographical and socio-legal approaches, focus is drawn to the role of history, social networks and how relationships between a variety of actors shape the framing of, and subsequently the responses to, national implementation of international patent law. In doing so, the book reveals why the experience of Nigeria — a country active in opposing the inclusion of IP to the WTO framework during the Uruguay Rounds — is so different from that of Brazil and India.
In a recent edition of the nation's favourite soap, Coronation Street, a small incident occurred which illustrated in a nutshell the problems facing the deviser of an industrial design in seeking to protect that design from being copied. Angie, a student of fashion design at the local polytechnic put on a successful show of her designs. Emboldened by the favourable reception she set out a couple of days later for an appointment with a local dress manufacturer to try and sell her designs. She returned a few hours later in tears and with hopes dashed. She had arrived at the firm only to discover that her designs were already being made up into dresses. The designs had been copied at the show and already sold to or copied by them. The incident was not without its silver lining in that in getting drunk to forget the whole sad affair this lead to a romantic interlude with fellow lodger, Curley Watts!
Overview of Patents & Designs in Nigeria
Growing frustration in the fashion community regarding weak or non-existent intellectual property laws has finally caught the attention of some nations. Nigeria is one nation that currently is trying to alleviate this frustration by reforming its intellectual property laws. This reform is driven, in part, because, Lagos, Nigeria has quickly risen as a fashion hub, and has been compared with such fashion centers as London, Paris, Milan, and New York. Nigerian designers have recently experienced great global success and visibility. For example, Amaka Osakwe has been pushing the limits of Nigerian fashion and has gained the attention of fashionistas in the United States and abroad. Last year, Ms. As these designers continue to gain worldwide recognition, they must protect their designs from infringement both within Nigeria and globally.
An inventor who knows about patents and understands the best way to use them has a huge advantage in protecting their invention. Congress grants inventors different kinds of patents to protect different kinds of inventions. Learning how to use each kind of patent application will help any inventor better utilize the U. Patent Office to protect his or her invention. Different types of patent applications exist so that inventors can protect different kinds of inventions.
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Innovation is crucial to the development and deployment of technologies. A widely deployed model to understand technology builds on the concept of the technology life cycle. Different processes occur at each stage of the life cycle, providing various opportunities to employ instruments that promote innovation. One group of such instruments relates to IPR.
Intellectual Property Law
standard or criterion for granting a patent is that the invention must be patentable. In Nigeria, the Patents and Designs Act (PDA) does not define the term.
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