Securing your Trademark in Nigeria

In the world of business there is one thing, whether it is a word, sign, symbol or any other distinctive mark that truly makes your product unique. It is what separates you from others and what consumers of your product can identify you by, that is your trademark. As a consumer or a businessman in... Continue Reading →

Purchase of Property as a Married Couple

It is not uncommon for a married couple to want to acquire property jointly as husband and wife. In fact, some consider it ideal. Even though they may have properties to their individual names, they may want to acquire some as a couple, maybe their matrimonial home, maybe for financial security in the event that... Continue Reading →

Are You Legally Married Under Nigerian Law?

Did you know that many localities in contemporary Nigeria still construe a valid marriage to mean the living together of a man and a women with the ultimate objective of procreation? Quite a misconception, as such relationship is but mere Cohabitation in the eyes of the law, regardless of the duration, or the number of... Continue Reading →

Debt Recovery and the Law in Nigeria

People are conducting business everyday and services are being continuously rendered; money is in circulation around us and it is not uncommon for debt to arise where there is money in circulation, whether as a result of failure to repay a loan or failure to pay for services rendered. The two key parties in debt... Continue Reading →

Can A Child Own Property in Nigeria?

I heard once, on television, of a child of a celebrity in America who was less than 10 years old and had an estate worth millions in her name. Of course, she wasn’t the youngest business mogul in the world, her parents probably acquired the properties for her but they were in her name, they... Continue Reading →

Legal Implications of Church Weddings in Nigeria

Love they say is a beautiful thing, and when two people are in love, they usually decide to get married.  A consideration of our various cultures and traditions as Nigerians also show that marriage is highly encouraged as families mount pressure on anyone who they think is of marriageable age and yet still unmarried.  Celebration... Continue Reading →

Post-Incorporation Matters (for SME’s): Key Things to Note After Your Small Business Has Been Registered

INTRODUCTION: For any Venture, Organisation, Association, or similar endeavour to enjoy legal status, it must first be incorporated. ‘Incorporation’ refers to the registration of a business venture, Charity Organisation, Association, etc. with the statutory body legally empowered to oversee such registration – which, pursuant to the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA)... Continue Reading →

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