An Appraisal of the Regulation on National Content Development for the Power Sector

Following the privatization of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), there has been in increase in foreign direct investment in the power sector. The NESI is now heavily dependent on imported human resources, material, equipment and services. It is based on the above that Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) issued the ‘Regulation on National Content …

Enforcement of Trademark Rights in Nigeria

As the most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is a potential market for counterfeit products. Cheap, sub-standard fakes are flooding the market through foreign and local traders while manufacturers are illegally replicating well know brand names and designs on their packages and labels. Very often, consumers purchase products and discover that it is a fairly …

Overview of Patents in Nigeria

A patent is an intellectual property (IP) right for a technical invention. The grant of a patent for an invention is the grant to the grantee by the state as a territorial right for a limited period. The grant gives the inventor the exclusive right to prevent others from using the invention for commercial purposes …

Authentic or Fake?

2019 World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

As we celebrate another World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, the need to continue to create more awareness on the dangers caused by counterfeiting cannot be over emphasized. Over the past decade, African nations experienced economic growth which has led to an increase in the global market across all sectors. While the legitimate market has grown, Counterfeit market …

World IP Day

World IP Day. Reach for Gold: IP And Sports

The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated annually on April 26th and is initiated by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to highlight the role that Intellectual Property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity globally. This year’s theme is focused on sports and looks at how innovation and creativity through IP rights supports …

Getting the Deal Through: Renewal Energy 2018

Getting the Deal Through: Renewable Energy 2019

Getting the Deal Through – Renewable Energy is a timely overview of the key legislation and regulation affecting the development of renewable energy and clean power worldwide. Topics covered include: legal definitions of renewable energy and clean power; government and private participants in the renewable electricity sector; frameworks for developing, financing, operating and selling renewable …

Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation

Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2018

An overview of the regulation and business of electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply, provided by lawyers writing on the markets in their own jurisdictions. Areas covered include: governmental policy, legislative framework and industry overview, government and administrative authorisations, interconnection of generation to the grid, transactions between utilities and their affiliates, access to transmission services …