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Committee marks World Intellectual Property Day


Afam Nwokedi

The Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law, Intellectual Property (IP) Committee will on Thursday April 26th, 2018 join the rest of the world to mark this year’s World Intellectual Property Day with a seminar themed, ‘Securing the Nigeria’s future through innovation and creativity.’

The event, which will take place in Kaduna, is expected to look into Nigeria’s future and how it can be secured through innovation and creativity.

Speaking about the 2018 event, the Chairman of the Section, Afam Nwokedi said: “This year’s event will give value to those that have dedicated their innovative skills to promoting the Nigerian economy and as well as provide an opportunity for creatives to showcase the bountiful, innovative and creative abilities that abound in our country.”


IP practitioners celebrate World Intellectual Property Day annually on April 26th to highlight the role of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) in encouraging innovation and creativity around the world.

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future.

The NBA Section on Business Law, Stillwaters Law Firm, GRF Dalley & Partners, Advocaat Law Practice, PZ Cussons Nigeria and a host of others, support the SBL IP seminar.

After this event, the NBA-SBL will move to Zaria to inaugurate ‘SBL CLUB’ at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. This is the second in a series of Business Law Clubs being set up in faculties of Law around the country. The first was inaugurated on March 8th 2018 at Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, with others to follow soon.

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