How to Protect Unregistered Trademark in Nigeria

INTRODUCTION Ordinarily, the most crucial step in protecting a trademark is the registration of the mark. The question here is what then happens when we have an unregistered trademark, is the mark wholly unprotected and free to all manners of infringement?  For instance, what happens to a trademark that has been registered in China, U.S.A, … Continue reading How to Protect Unregistered Trademark in Nigeria

Laws on Partnerships for Start-Ups

When starting up a business, sometimes there is that friend, relative or even simply a colleague that shares the same passion and interests as you, that makes you realize it would be ideal to partner with that individual or all those individuals to startup the business together. Partnership is the legal relationship between you and that individual or those individuals to come together.  … Continue reading Laws on Partnerships for Start-Ups

The Legality or Otherwise of Premarital Contract in Nigeria

We live in an age where more youths are business minded and investment forward, unsurprisingly people are beginning to have more assets at a young age. As a result people are more cautious when it comes to marriage as they begin to worry about what may happen to these hard earned assets in the event … Continue reading The Legality or Otherwise of Premarital Contract in Nigeria

Things to Consider when Purchasing Land: Entering Into A Competent Sale Of Land Agreement

One of the greatest investment opportunities is in land and one of the most frequent cases in court is also in relation to land. To prevent future frustration and struggles there is a need to ensure certain precautions and steps are taken when purchasing land. A summary paper like this cannot cover all the precautions … Continue reading Things to Consider when Purchasing Land: Entering Into A Competent Sale Of Land Agreement

Police and Searches: Can the Police Conduct A Search Against You Without A Warrant?

Questions that may come to mind of many individuals facing the conduct of search by the police includes  can the Nigerian police actually search me and my properties without a search warrant; Can I demand a search warrant be produced before the police conduct their search?; Can a male police officer search a woman and … Continue reading Police and Searches: Can the Police Conduct A Search Against You Without A Warrant?

Copyright and Copyright Infringement

Copyright is a branch of Intellectual Property which includes, literary works, musical works, artistic works, cinematographic films, sound recordings, and broadcast. Copyright protects the integrity of the authors creative work by giving the author the right to object to modifications or distortions or any such other acts of infringement of their work. Copyright owners have … Continue reading Copyright and Copyright Infringement