WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: ROAD TO THE FUTURE
THE KEY ISSUE: THE LACK OF A CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS IP CHALLENGES.
The framework for the protection of intellectual property rights is far below global best practices and there is a dire need for a reform of the framework and a robust IP Policy. In spite of the antiquated laws and regulations for intellectual property rights in the country, we believe that intellectual property has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of our economy and to neglect such an important aspect of our economy will be detrimental.
Although the Intellectual Property Commission Bill (IPCOM Bill) and Anti-Counterfeiting Bill had been undergoing the legislative process at the National Assembly for over 20 years, no public consultation or stakeholder forum had ever been organised. We decided there was the need to have an event that was much more than gathering stakeholders to announce or kick off activities of the National Intellectual Property Summit & Exhibition 2016.
A World Press Conference/pre-summit scheduled to engage stakeholders and galvanise their interest towards the main event. A public private partnership to bring all waring ends on the general discourse on intellectual property to a halt in dear considerations to our ENDANGEREDKIND.
We plan to present a platform to discuss the dire need for an IP Policy and advocate for a reform of the framework for intellectual property rights in the country to cater to new challenges faced by intellectual property owners and use the platform to campaign against rights infringements, IP thefts, counterfeiting, fake goods and piracy in the country and by this spur on the creative class of the Nigerian economy.
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