Trade and commerce in West Africa and how it influences IP rights

Presented by

Ngozi Aderibigbe, Oloruntobi Opawoye and Joy Azumara from Jackson, Etti and Edu

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The western part of Africa is known for its vast population, cultural diversity and illustrious commercial activities that traverse the several countries that make up the sub-region. With trade and commerce deeply and historically embedded in the lifestyle and cultures of the people, it is no wonder that the use and protection of intellectual property rights is a significant concern – as well as a treasure trove of opportunities. Together, the trio of IP experts from Jackson Etti and Edu dissect the underlining issues surrounding trade and commerce cultures in West Africa and further advise on the best strategies to protect IP rights in this region. In this webinar, we will discuss cultural patterns such as the appetite for foreign goods, the relatively open borders and free trade system being operated in the region, the national and regional IP filing systems and how all of these come together to paint an interesting picture in the IP space. Join us on the 9th of June as we uncover the treasures of West Africa.
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