Can a Slogan be Protect by CopyRight

The Recent Stance of the Italian Supreme Court An interesting case recently decided by the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione) has focused on whether the slogan “500% FIAT” can be protected by copyright (decision No. 8276/2022, published on 14 March 2022). The dispute was started by the author of the slogan against the Italian carmaker FIAT….

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Witness Protection Act: FG May Fly Prosecution Witness Abroad for Safety Reasons

In an effort to protect Nigerians who provide information to security agencies during an investigation and prosecution of offences, the Federal Government has made a provision that allows Nigerians to be kept in foreign countries under witness protection. Similarly, there is a provision that allows foreigners to be kept in Nigeria under witness protection. This…

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Understanding the Concept of Domain Names in Digital Transaction

Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN It is believed that an intellectual property right does not protect domain names in the strict sense. Although, the name that makes up the domain name, on the other hand, maybe protected by the appropriate intellectual property rights. Introduction A great example of massive growth experienced in this century is the…

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Propriety of Dispensing with the Evidence Act in Judicial Proceedings: A Review of the Appeal Court’s Recent Decision in Victor Adegboye v UBA

By Folabi Kuti SAN Proem The ‘exclusionary’ rules of Evidence have operated as a narrow gate through which pieces of evidence are selectively shut out, save for those which can satisfy its rigorous requirements. To be sure, the rules are well-thought-out and even more thoughtfully ‘borrowed’ from our common law ancestry; ensuring that only evidence…

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Ruling: Justice Ogunjobi Awards N2.5m Cost Against Prof. I.O. Smith SAN [Download]

The certified True Copy of the Ruling delivered by Honourable Justice O. O. Ogunjobi of the High Court of Lagos State in Suit No.: LD/22/2004 (Esther Olufunke Fasesan V. Mr. Adetokunboh Emmanuel & 2 Ors.) awarding cost of N2,500,000 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira)  against the 1st Defendant’s Counsel Professor I. O. Smith, SAN.

Between Restorative Justice and Damning Consequences: Cost of N2.5m Against Prof. I.O. Smith SAN in View

On Monday, 16th of May, 2022, Honourable Justice O. O. Ogunjobi of the High Court of Lagos State, after delivering a Ruling in an application filed by the 1st Defendant in Suit No.: LD/22/2004 (Esther Olufunke Fasesan V. Mr Adetokunboh Emmanuel & 2 Ors.) awarded a cost of N2,500,000 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira)…

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The Impropriety of Sections 137(3) and 182(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration, No 16) Act, 2017

By Akintayo Balogun Esq.  The latest amendments to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which introduced Sections 137(3) and 182(3) of the Constitution amongst others, have raised clouds of dust in the current political dispensation in Nigeria. The amendment which for this article will be referred to as ‘additions’ to the Constitution went…

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Alternative Energy Generation in Africa; The Way Forward

The current deficiency with regards to electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has made it a necessity to explore alternative sources of energy generation in Africa. Sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat are generally referred to as renewable energy. Shifting gears towards renewable energy as a source of energy generation…

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Joinder of Insurers by Third Party Claimant

By Jide Bodede Terminology In liability insurance policies, the most common being the motor vehicle third-party liability insurance, the insurer undertakes to indemnify the insured against third-party claims. The insurer and insured are the first and second parties and the injured or affected party who is the claimant that seeks compensation is the third party….

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Pitfalls of Section 850 of CAMA

Section 850 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 empowers the Commission to withdraw, cancel or revoke the certificate of an association at will. When this is done, it provides grounds for the subsequent dissolution of such association by an order of the court. The case of Salomon v. Salomon is a locus classicus…

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