Category: Business & Intellectual Property Law

  • CAN CHOREOGRAPHY BE PROTECTED UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW?

    CAN CHOREOGRAPHY BE PROTECTED UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW?

    In the entertainment industry, intellectual property law grants individuals, exclusive rights to their works so that they may recoup the costs associated with developing and marketing artistic talent and producing creative works, such as movies, plays, and musicals. Members of the entertainment ...
  • BRANDING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    BRANDING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    In today’s dynamic and global world, brands are generally recognized as a key asset for creating value for any business entity or corporation. Any business or enterprise, in the wide sense of that term, be it for-profit, not-for-profit, small, medium-sized or large, even a country or ...
  • LICENSING IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    LICENSING IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Globally, the transfer of technology and licensing agreements are major tools for the development of technology. These two concepts (i.e. transfer of technology and licensing) in practice are interconnected as licensing arrangements are crucial in facilitating the transfer of technology. This ...
  • THE LEGAL BASIS OF INSURABLE INTEREST IN INSURANCE CONTRACTS

    THE LEGAL BASIS OF INSURABLE INTEREST IN INSURANCE CONTRACTS

    Insurance involves the transfer and sharing of risk to another person who is willing to bear it for a cost. It is one of the ways in which risk can be managed. The existence of insurable interest is one of the characteristics of insurance contracts. It is not just a general rule but a statutory ...
  • CONSUMER LAW AND UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES

    CONSUMER LAW AND UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES

    It is longer news that all over the world there will always be those classes of persons who thrive on cutting corners and cheating those they do business with, all in a bid to making great profits at the expense of others. Consumer protection, its attendant laws that provide protection and the ...
  • AN OVERVIEW OF HOTEL AND CATERING LAW

    AN OVERVIEW OF HOTEL AND CATERING LAW

    The hotel and catering industry is one the world’s fastest growing industry and revenue earner. It has developed rapidly over the last decade and employs approximately 10% of the world labour force. The hotel industry is an essential part of tourism. With the growth in tourism, hotels have seen ...
  • DOING CORPORATE BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY BODIES

    DOING CORPORATE BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF REGULATORY BODIES

    Corporate practice is that aspect of law that deals with the practice of law as it relates to companies and business corporations. To ensure that the practice of corporate law is carried out with utmost diligence and professionalism, there are certain bodies that carry out various ...
  • THE REFORM OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND ITS HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA’S FINANCIAL SECTOR

    THE REFORM OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND ITS HISTORIC TRANSFORMATION OF NIGERIA’S FINANCIAL SECTOR

    Before 2004, Nigeria’s financial sector could not deliver on its defined roles as a result of a collapse or rather comatose state in which the various industries that made up the sector found themselves. The insurance industry playing a key role in this sector was undercapitalized, weak and ...
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING AN AFRICAN FLEET AS A PRECURSOR TO A NATIONAL SHIPPING LINE

    THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING AN AFRICAN FLEET AS A PRECURSOR TO A NATIONAL SHIPPING LINE

    Maritime transportation constitutes a very critical sector of the Nigerian economy but this has not been fully explored. Of note, Nigeria is Africa’s leading oil producer and ranks in the top ten of oil producers in the world. The Nigerian territorial and coastal waters provide the routes for ...
  • A SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE NEW GHANAIAN CUSTOMS ACT 2015

    A SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE NEW GHANAIAN CUSTOMS ACT 2015

    In 2015, the Ghanaian parliament passed into law the Customs Act 2015 which amongst others repealed the Customs, Excise and Preventive Services Management Act and the Customs and Excise (Duties and Other Taxes) Act. The Act is very detailed but this article will take a look at some of its ...