- Draft Copyright Bill: The Nigerian Copyright Commission recently published a Draft Copyright Bill, 2015. Stakeholders have been invited to review the bill and forward their comments to the Commission by January 5, 2016. More details here and here.
- Supervising Ministers for IP Agencies: With the inauguration of Ministers on November 11, 2015 by the Buhari-led administration, it is important for stakeholders to know the supervising Ministers/Ministry for the IP agencies in Nigeria. Here goes:
- Nigerian Copyright Commission – Abubakar Malami (Attorney General/Minister of Justice)
- Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry – Okechukwu Enelemah and Aisha Abubakar (Minister and Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment)
In the same vein, Geoffrey Onyeama was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.