Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy and its most populous state, so IP developments are significant. What follows is a summary of some recent legislative amendments:
We have on previous occasions discussed the new copyright legislation in Nigeria, the Copyright Act 2023. This legislation, which was signed into law on 24 March 2023, significantly modernises Nigerian copyright law, for example by introducing a voluntary registration system, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting measures, provision for collective management, and the protection of performer’s rights.
Patents, designs and trade marks
We can now report on a further piece of legislation that is relevant to intellectual property, the Business Facilitation Act (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023. This legislation does, inter alia, the following: Read more