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Session 4: IP Enforcement in West Africa

18-Mar-2021 To 18-Mar-2021 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 1749

This is part of the six-session Enforcement of IP Rights in Africa Webcast Series. You may purchase a single session or the whole series, which will also be accessible on demand.

Includes a Live Event on March 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

Being the number one economy and the country with the largest population in Africa, Nigeria is the focal point of investors in the West African region. At the same time, Nigeria has increasingly become a target destination and a significant transit route for counterfeit and pirated products. This has a significant impact on the neighboring countries, including member states of the regional IP organization, OAPI and Ghana—another regional giant.

In this session, speakers will discuss:

• Discuss the role of the OAPI and how OAPI trademarks are enforced in the member states;
• Provide an update on IP rights enforcement in Ghana and Nigeria; and
• Discuss how brand owners are protecting their trademarks in the region.