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NOC Will Generate More Revenue If Nairobi Treaty Is Signed -Ifowodo

DR OGAGA IFOWODO

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) is capable of improving her revenue generation if the Nairobi Treaty is signed. This was revealed by Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo during his welcome address at a Public Lecture & Special Awards which took place at the SWAN Secretariat on Friday April 26 inside the National Stadium. The event tagged Reach For Gold: Intellectual Property & Sports was organized to mark the World Intellectual Property Day. Ifowodo who was also the Chairman of the organizing committee of the event, stated that “The Nairobi Treaty seeks to protect the Olympic Symbol of five interlinked rings”. “In Kenya, no one uses the Olympic symbol for commercial purpose without...

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WIPO Admits Nigerian NGO As Permanent Observer

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an organ of the United Nations has just admitted Nigerian NGO, Friends of the Creators Artistic Foundation (FCF) as a permanent observer. The decision was reached on Wednesday at the ongoing WIPO meeting taking place in Geneva with over 1,000 delegates from its 192 member-states in attendance. According to WIPO, “once an observer is admitted to attend the meetings of the Assemblies, it is also invited to attend, in the same capacity, meetings of committees, working groups, or other bodies subsidiary to the Assemblies, if their subject matter seems to be of direct interest of the...

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World Intellectual Property Day… Excitement As Foundation Honours Creative Women In Warri

As the global creative community looks set to celebrate this year’s World Intellectual Property Day 2018 on April 26, activities are at fever pitch at the offices of Friends of the Creator (Artistic) Foundation (FCF), Oleh, Delta State. The event is scheduled to hold at Ifash hall, PTI Conference Complex, Warri, Delta State. With the theme ‘Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity,’ FCF has lined up some outstanding Nigeria women, at home and in the diaspora, with creative flair for honour. Significantly, the FCF event in Warri is the only programme taking place in Nigeria that is listed on the...

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Foundation Seeks Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

Friends of the Creator Foundation (FCF), has called for legislation to protect the intellectual property rights of actors and actresses in the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), of the intellectual property rights protection group, made the call in a statement made available to the Nigeria News Agency on Monday in Warri. Ifowodo said that such a legislation would pave the way for stakeholders in the industry to reap the fruits of their labour. He noted that it had become necessary to protect intellectual property rights because of the immense contribution of the entertainment industry to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Also, Cultism: Commissioner...

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Nigerian Legal Firm Demands £1m From UK-based TV Station, N100m From Hi-Impact TV Over Copyright Infringement

The law firm also accused Solution Media and InfoTech Limited/Hi-Impact TV of fraudulently broadcasting "Urban Kitchen" without due authorisation and permission from producer of the content and demanded the sum N100m as compensation for copyright infringement. A Nigerian legal firm, Remedium Law Partners, has demanded the sum of £1m from a United Kingdom-based cable television station, Sky TV UK, as compensation for copyright infringement of a TV programme titled "Urban Kitchen".  The law firm also accused Solution Media and InfoTech Limited/Hi-Impact TV of fraudulently broadcasting "Urban Kitchen" without due authorisation and permission from producer of the content and demanded the...

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US News Friends Of The Creators Artistic Foundation Admitted By Wipo As Permanent Observer

We reported earlier on the intention of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), an organ of the United Nations to admit a Nigerian NGO, Friends of the Creators Artistic Foundation (FCF) as a permanent observer. Amazingly, the WIPO has admitted Friends of the Creators Artistic Foundation (FCF) as a permanent observer.< The decision was reached on Wednesday, 2nd November, 2019 by 10:38am at the ongoing WIPO meeting taking place in Geneva with over 1,000 delegates from its 192 member-states in attendance. Other NGOs admitted alongside FCF as Permanent Observers include the following international organizations: Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) –...

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Foundation Bags Award At Intellectual Property Symposium In Benin City

The Ace Jural Court, Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Benin City, was last week upbeat with sounds of Naija music belted out from deafening speakers that were strategically positioned at the faculty hall. It was the climax of the event, ‘You and IP Law – The System that Promotes Innovation and Creativity, organised by Prestige Anchor International, in partnership with Law Students Bar Association, UNIBEN Chapter to sensitise the public on the importance of relevant intellectual property laws in the protection of creative and innovative ideas and works, especially in an era where copyright infringement is prevalent in the Nigerian...

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At WIPO, Ifewodo, Agbakoba-Onyejiana Urge Government To Enforce Copyright Laws

The creative arts and sports could be major sources of income for the country if the government enforced existing copyright laws and also provided the enabling environment for Nigerians to develop their talents in arts and sports. These were the positions of some of the speakers at the World Intellectual Property Day (WIPO) held in Lagos at the weekend. The event was organised by the Friends of the Creator Foundation, chaired by Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo in collaboration with the Nigerian Copyright Commission, the National Film and Video Censors Board and the Lagos chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). Among...

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World Intellectual Property Day: Participants Say Intellectual Property Future Of Sports

Lagos, April 26, 2019 Speakers at a public lecture to mark the 2019 World Intellectual Property Day on Friday advocated for harnessing intellectual property opportunities to boost income in sports business. According to them, this is the future of sports. The speakers spoke at the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere, venue of the lecture and awards. Also, Focus will now be on capacity building in school sports to enhance development, federation president says. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Intellectual Property Day holds yearly on April 26, and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The intellectual property day is to raise...

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World Intellectual Property Day: Participants Say Intellectual Property Future Of Sports

Speakers at a public lecture to mark the 2019 World Intellectual Property Day on Friday advocated for harnessing intellectual property opportunities to boost income in sports business. According to them, this is the future of sports. The speakers spoke at the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere, venue of the lecture and awards. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the World Intellectual Property Day holds yearly on April 26, and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The intellectual property day is to raise awareness on patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impacts on daily life and...

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