Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments

Grassroots Football Financing – A Review of FIFA Training Compensation and Solidarity Payments – Written By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianaya (Associate Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Football clubs play a vital role in society, not only do they contribute immensely to organised sports and recreation support the social organization of the youth, by providing a…

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics

Intellectual Property Rights in Film Making: Exploring Life Stories & Biopics – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment & Tech Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu (Associate – Sports, Entertainment and Tech Practice) Oloture, a top streaming Netflix movie, produced by well-known production outfit, Ebonylife TV, was released in October, 2020. However, sometime after its release,…

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained

Using Artworks in Creative Projects – The Legal Position Explained – By Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya (Partner, Head- Sports, Entertainment and Technology Practice) & Ginika Ikechukwu Are you an art collector or budding aficionado or perhaps a film producer who works in the creative space?  Do you plan to use artwork or sculptures for your next creative…

Assessing The Role Of Courts In Advancing Alternative Dispute Resolution In Nigeria

On account of our colonial experience, the courts have been the main forum for the resolution of disputes in Nigeria. However, due to the exigencies of commercial transactions and the challenges of litigation including but not limited to cost, unnecessary technicalities, delays in court proceedings and court congestion, parties to disputes are increasingly resorting to…

Intellectual Property and Economic Growth in Africa – Harnessing IP As a Development Tool

Intellectual Property and Economic Growth in Africa – Harnessing IP As a Development Tool Intellectual Property (“IP”) is arguably a well known legal terminology, but unsurprisingly its meaning and significance remain poorly understood amongst business owners and creatives. IP in practical terms refers to intangible creations of the human intellect protected by the law which…