[pp.int.general] Fwd: [Afro-IP] Nigeria, UK to cooperate -- but exactly how?
teirdes at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 16:51:21 CEST 2011
Nigeria's Minister of Trade I believe has been very enthusiastic about
stricter enforcement of IPR in Nigeria.
The last report made from WTO is from 1998 or so and at that time they
still had substantial problems with "bad archiving systems" aka
corruption :P patent applications were automatically granted because the
patent office lacked the expertise to examine applications. on the other
hand they "got lost" in archives relatively quickly after being granted.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Afro-IP] Nigeria, UK to cooperate -- but exactly how?
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 07:35:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeremy <jjip at btinternet.com>
Reply-To: afro-ip+owners at googlegroups.com
To: afro-ip at googlegroups.com
The UK government's News Distribution Service announces a development
that may be of some long-term significance to one of Africa's most
important markets. According to the *text
"A landmark copyright agreement has been signed between the
Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and counterparts from Nigeria.
The agreement is the first of its kind between the IPO and an
African country, and will improve international cooperation on
copyright issues between the two nations.
The move follows the UK Government’s *acceptance
<http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipresponse-full.pdf>*of the recommendations
made in the *Hargreaves Review
property and growth. The review highlighted that the UK should
continue to pursue international interests in intellectual property.
Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Wilcox said:
“Effective copyright law in the UK and Nigeria is essential
for the future growth of both nations’ creative industries.
Businesses need to have confidence in the intellectual
property systems of other countries if they are to prosper
in international markets.
“This agreement will create opportunities for information
sharing as well as opportunities for training and
development in the UK and Nigeria.”
The agreement was signed today (5 September) in London by the IPO’s
Chief Executive John Alty and Chief Executive of the Nigerian
Copyright Commission, Afam Ezekude".
Afro Leo wonders (i) what is the international cooperation that will be
improved by this agreement, (ii) what sort of information is going to be
shared and (iii) what sort of opportunities for training and development
the two countries have in mind. Do any readers know?
Posted By Jeremy to Afro-IP
on 9/05/2011 03:35:00 PM --
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google
Groups "Afro-IP" group.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to
afro-ip-unsubscribe at googlegroups.com
For more options, visit this group at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the pp.international.general