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Escrow Agreements in Software Technology Licensing Arrangements.

BY IBRAHIM USMAN WALI Many global corporate arrangements and rearrangements today are technologically concentrated. Start-ups and corporates alike are being purchased and sold solely for their tech substance. In the tech sector, particularly software, the bulk of proprietary rights are intangible, thereby making them Intellectual Property assets. Just like tangibles, Intellectual Property rights in software […]

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DATA PROTECTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: A GLOBAL APPROACH TO DISSECTING EMERGING LEGAL ISSUES.

THE NEED FOR DATA PROTECTION IN THE MODERN WORLD According to OECD in 2015, data is seen as the very infrastructure underlying the modern digital economy. To succeed in the modern economic environment, businesses and technology models heavily rely on a huge amount of data to thrive. Top companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google, some […]

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RECOGNIZING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AS A FACET OF THE RIGHT TO PROPERTY IN AFRICA: A NECESSITY

by Gesiye-emi Emiemokumo & Oziwo Brilliant INTRODUCTION According to the renowned English Philosopher John Locke, all individuals are born with certain “inalienable” rights, among which are “life, liberty, and property”1. The right to property, being the exclusive right accorded individuals to use or exercise dominion over their resources as they see fit,2 occupies a foundational […]

Law Student of the Month — Susan Omeh

You can heave that sigh of relief now — we’re back with our interview series! And this time, the Legal Pages Interview Series will be hosted monthly. What’s more? We have other amazing things lined up moving forward. For now, simply enjoy our interview with the Legal Pages Law Student of the Month. This month, […]

World Intellectual Property Day Essay Competition

As part of efforts to celebrate the WIPO Day on the 26th April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Nigeria Office has called for entries into the year’s Intellectual Property Essay Competition. The competition is geared at encouraging conversations on how innovation affects our climate system. The essay topic, themed around the 2020 WIPO Day […]

LAWYER OF THE WEEK — Rita Anwiri

Over the past week, Legal Pages had the opportunity of speaking to Rita Anwiri Chindah, an Intellectual Property Lawyer renowned for her enlightening Intellectual Property series across several social media platforms. In this interview, she shares her journey into the profession and quite significantly, lets us into the world of IP. Can we meet you? […]

​BRAND PROTECTION ON A BUDGET FOR STARTUPS AND SMALL BUSINESSES 

As a startup founder or small business owner working with a tight budget, it is very easy to forget you need to protect your intellectual property and brand in general. From juggling production, surviving data costs to marketing, design, branding, distribution, logistics and customer relations, the business side of things can be quite a handful […]