Nigeria IP Updates - November

IPCOM Bill . The Industrial Property Commission (IPCOM) bill. has recently passed its second reading in the Nigerian Parliament . The bill has now been committed to the House Committee on Commerce for further review and public hearing. Once the House Committee refers the bill back to Parliament , it will undergo a final reading, which if successful, will be passed into law. This is a major development as it brings Nigeria one step closer to IP legislation that is in line with modern IP law standards and practices. The bill establishes timelines for the completion of registration of intellectual property rights, better recognition of well-known trademarks among other provisions. Filing Statis

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