TRADEMARK AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO BUSINESSES (ESPECIALLY STARTUPS) IN NIGERIA

Trademark is one of the most important intangible assets of any business, it permits uniqueness in branding, and also distinguishes businesses from one another. The need to differentiate businesses especially those with similar nature, from time immemorial triggered the emergence of trademark and continues to prompt its evolution. Trademark is simply any unique and recognizableContinue reading “TRADEMARK AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO BUSINESSES (ESPECIALLY STARTUPS) IN NIGERIA”

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COPYRIGHT LAW IN NIGERIA AND THE CREATIVE

Intellectual property (IP) is the area of law that borders on the protection of the intellectual assets of individuals. IP law consists of the following: copyright, trademark, patent, and industrial design. In this article, we would be discussing what copyright is all about with a focus on the meaning and nature of the Copyright Act,Continue reading “COPYRIGHT LAW IN NIGERIA AND THE CREATIVE”

AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN NIGERIA: WHAT EVERY CREATIVE SHOULD KNOW!

You are an exceptional creative! You have worked tirelessly to create a unique and beautiful work of art. You put it out there for the world to see and after a while, you discover that some persons have stolen and copied your work without giving credit to you. You are so frustrated but then, asContinue reading “AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN NIGERIA: WHAT EVERY CREATIVE SHOULD KNOW!”

LET’S CLEAR SOME AIR AROUND WRITING WILLS!

DOES MAKING A WILL ANTICIPATE DEATH? Apparently, walking up to an average Nigerian and asking them if they have a will can cause an uproar. The thought of you wishing them death is the next thing that pops up on their minds. Whereas, having a will does not mean you’re increasing your susceptibility towards mortality,Continue reading “LET’S CLEAR SOME AIR AROUND WRITING WILLS!”

SHORT ANALYSES OF THE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ACT, 2010.

The Employee Compensation Act, 2010 (the Act) is the extant law governing the payment of compensation to all employees both in the public and private sector except members of the armed forces. It mandates all employers to contribute 1% of the total monthly payroll into the compensation fund and entitles all employees to claim compensationContinue reading “SHORT ANALYSES OF THE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ACT, 2010.”

TRADE UNIONS IN NIGERIA PART 2 (SERIES)

THE PROPRIETY OR OTHERWISE OF EMPLOYERS PREVENTING THEIR EMPLOYEES FROM FORMING OR JOINING TRADE UNIONS Section 40 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria made provision for citizens’ freedom to assemble and associate with other persons, and in particular to join and form associations for the protection of their rights. Therefore, itContinue reading “TRADE UNIONS IN NIGERIA PART 2 (SERIES)”

TRADE UNIONS IN NIGERIA (series)

A trade union is an organized association of workers or employers from related fields – trades, profession or industry, who come together for the purpose of protecting its members against exploitation by their employers or supervisory or regulatory bodies, and ensuring the maintenance and improvement of their collective interests.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS (NDAs)

A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) also known as Confidentiality Agreement (CA), Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA), Proprietary Information Agreement (PIA) or Secrecy Agreement (SA) is a legal contract or part of a contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge or information which the parties wish to share with one another for certain purpose,Continue reading “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS (NDAs)”

WHAT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS (PROHIBITION) ACT SAYS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

After a lot of agitations for the protection of persons facing different forms of violence, especially at home or in love relationships, the Violence against Persons (Prohibition) Act, otherwise known as VAPP Act was passed into law in 2015. This Act came as the much needed improvement on the Criminal Code and Penal Code withContinue reading “WHAT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS (PROHIBITION) ACT SAYS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE”

COHABITATION, WHAT TO DO WHEN PARTNERS SEPARATE AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IS IN ISSUE

Cohabitation is the fact or state of living together especially as partners in life, usually with the suggestion of sexual relations, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, Ninth Edition. It is the act of living together on grounds of emotional and physical intimate relationship and having a sexual relationship without being married.

Where two persons of opposite gender, for whatever reason (usually pregnancy) start living together and having sexual relations without conducting any form of marriage, be it customary or statutory, they cannot be regarded as married in the eyes of the law irrespective of how long they have been together. The best way to describe their relationship is mere cohabitation.