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…

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…

Development Law Policy as a Tool for Economic Reforms

Development law policy is a tool that intersects law and economic development. Development law scholars agree that there is a strong link between law, regulatory institutions, governance, economic development and national welfare. It is argued that the Nigerian legal and judicial framework is hopelessly outdated and needs an urgent review to meet current challenges. Yet…

Cryptocurrency and Government Regulation in Nigeria

First Published in by Bisi Akodu (Mrs.), February 2019 Cryptocurrency in Nigeria is one of the major offshoots of the Technology wave that has changed the Nigerian business landscape. Technology has since, the last century seen a high permeation in all sectors of the global economy. To be seen as a cutting edge solution provider,…