DAILY LAW TIPS 
            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
                  (Tip 198)
“Duration of Copyrights In Nigeria”.
 
Owners of literary, musical, artistic, cinematograph works, sound recording and broadcast have copyright in Nigeria. No other person can reproduce, publish, perform, record, broadcast, erect, display or distribute to the public for commercial purposes such works without consent of the owner. 
The rights last for 70 years for literary, musical and artistic works apart from photos. And, rights for cinematograph films, photographs, sound recordings and broadcasts last for 50 years. 
 
My authorities are Sections 2, 5, 6 and 24 of Copyright Act.
 
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DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 178)
“Every Work That Is Eligible For Copyright In Nigeria Is Conferred Copyright Even Without A Registration”.

Every work of art that is eligible for copyright in Nigeria whose author is a Nigerian or foreigner domiciled in Nigeria or is a company registered in Nigeria is naturally conferred copyright. Same applies to every work first published or recorded in Nigeria or made by government of Nigeria or a state in Nigeria. Such work does not need to be registered with the National Copyright Commission for it to have a copyright and be protected.

My authority is section 2, 3 and 4 of Copyright Act.

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            by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.

                  (Tip 89)

“WHAT ARE TRADE MARKS AND THEIR BENEFITS”.

 

Your business, company, office, school, church, group and even personal “Trade Marks” are registrable, transferable,  marketable and even create exclusive use like any other property. Trademarks include distinctive and distinguishing signs, marks,  symbols or indicators in the form of words, letters, numbers, drawings, shapes, labels, colours, pictures or combination of all or some of the above elements. 
Women CAN register, own and deal on Trademarks & other IPs too! 
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See sections 2,3,4,5,6 & 9 of the Trade Marks Act. Below is link to all you need to know about Trade Marks in Nigeria. 
 

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WHAT IS TRADEMARK?

 

Over time in business and life generally, individuals, partnerships, corporations, organisations and companies have developed, designed, created, coined, formed and used certain distinctive names, logos, crests, flags, badges, symbols, signs, patterns, formations, processes and drawings to differentiate themselves from others; owing and using same exclusively. In today’s world, a circled letter “Y” is owned  by Mercedes, GMC is owned by General Motors Corporation, LEX10® is owned by Lex10 Law Technologies, HP® is owned by Hewlett-Packard Company , Closeup® is owned by Unilever Nigeria Plc, MR.BIGG’S®  and GALA® is owned by UAC foods Plc and Blackberry® is owned by Research in Motion etc. All those are names, logos and products used in business by their respective owners to the exclusion of all other persons and companies in the parts of the world, where they are registered.  To retain customers and clients, create a renowned brand and fight piracy, registration of trademarks becomes very necessary.

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