ROLE OF LAWYERS IN BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) TRANSACTIONS OR RELATIONSHIPS

The functions of a lawyer cut across various aspects of the society, varying from social to business to economic and even family Institution. However, the society seems oblivious to this fact. Before delving into the nitty-gritty of this topic, it is important to explain what a Business to Business (B2B) transactions entail. A B2B transactionContinue reading “ROLE OF LAWYERS IN BUSINESS TO BUSINESS (B2B) TRANSACTIONS OR RELATIONSHIPS”

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BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE PENSION REFORM ACT 2014: FOR SMEs AND MSMEs

The Pension Reform Act 2014, which repealed the Pension Reform Act No. 2 of 2004 (repealed Act) was signed into Law on 1st day of July, 2014. The Pension Reform Act governs and regulates the administration of the contributory pension scheme for both public and private sectors in Nigeria. The crux of the Act isContinue reading “BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE PENSION REFORM ACT 2014: FOR SMEs AND MSMEs”

BRIEF BREAKDOWN OF THE NATIONAL HOUSING FUND ACT

National Housing Fund (NHF) established by the NHF Act of 1992 is a Federal Government scheme, which entitles all Nigerians above the age of 21 years in paid employment to a government funded loan with low interest. The National Housing Fund was created by the Federal Government to cater for the housing needs of the Nigerian citizenry.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERIES: PATENTS AND DESIGNS

Patent is an exclusive right granted to confer legal protection on an invention for a given period, which exclusive right expressly excludes others from making, using, or selling said invention in the country from which it is obtained without permission or consent during the existence of the patent. Patent in Nigeria is regulated by theContinue reading “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERIES: PATENTS AND DESIGNS”

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADEMARK

A trademark, according to Wikipedia is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. –>

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERIES: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COPYRIGHT

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect. It refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Simply put, it is property created by the human intellect.

EQUIPMENT LEASES IN NIGERIA: WHAT EVERY BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD KNOW

At the beginning of the journey of building your business, purchasing the equipment to compete within your market may not be an option, majorly because of funding. And that is where an equipment lease comes to the table. Equipment Leasing is an arrangement where a person known as the lessor gives temporary possession of anContinue reading “EQUIPMENT LEASES IN NIGERIA: WHAT EVERY BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD KNOW”

WHAT IS AN INDEMNITY CLAUSE AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

An indemnity is a promise by one party to compensate another for the loss suffered as a consequence of a specific event called the ‘trigger event’ – the trigger event can be anything defined by the parties including, a breach of contract, a party’s fault or negligence, or a specific action. An indemnity clause thereforeContinue reading “WHAT IS AN INDEMNITY CLAUSE AND HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?”

WHY SHOULD YOU EXECUTE VENDOR AGREEMENTS AS A BUSINESS OWNER?

No one, and definitely no business can exist in isolation. Hence, demand and supply is at the core of every business, whether what it offers is goods or services, and at the very center of this is vendors. Vendors are persons or other businesses hired to provide products and/or services, be it on a one-timeContinue reading “WHY SHOULD YOU EXECUTE VENDOR AGREEMENTS AS A BUSINESS OWNER?”

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

An employment contract also known as contract of employment is an agreement that covers the working relationship between an employer and an employee. It allows both parties to clearly understand their obligations, responsibilities and the terms of employment. An employment contract must clearly define all terms and conditions of the employment relationship. Under Section 91Continue reading “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS”