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5 Feb 2019, 4:04 am by AfroTwiga
Fittingly, Chijioke Okorie blogs on Afro IP as a lady leo, and is now perhaps the biggest cat on the block in Europe? [read post]
31 Jan 2019, 10:09 am
 Further to our announcement earlier this month, we are delighted to welcome Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie as our first Africa Correspondent for the next 6 months.Here's a bit more about Chijioke:Chijioke has over a decade of law practice experience having been called to the Nigerian Bar since 2006 and practised in one of Nigeria’s leading commercial law firms. [read post]
19 Sep 2021, 12:35 pm by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
However, Mr Justice Mellor refused to expedite the proceedings, although with ‘some regret’.CopyrightSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie, our Africa Correspondent, discussed recent developments within the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO). [read post]
18 Jan 2020, 3:43 pm by Afro Ng'ombe
Chijioke Okorie's (aka AfroLeopa's) new book, Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law: Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa. [read post]
18 Feb 2020, 11:00 pm
” The word that jumped out to the audience when Professor Caroline Ncube, the holder of the South African Research Chair in IP, Innovation and Development, after her characteristically warm welcome to all the attendees, commenced her description of Dr Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie. [read post]
18 Jul 2021, 9:41 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
James finished the event report by mentioning that the panellists were calling for more guidance for the SEPs - and it seems that the European Commission will answer their prayers with a new legislative framework.CopyrightSpecialKat Chijioke Okorie updated The IPKat readers on the forthcoming amendments to the Nigerian Copyright Bill, now transmitted to the National Assembly. [read post]
9 May 2023, 2:01 pm by Kevin Bercimuelle-Chamot
Chijioke Okorie reported on a judgment issued by the Nigerian Trade Mark Tribunal which concerned the registrability of movie and character titles as trade marks.Patents Rose Hugues shared some thoughts on the decision in G 2/21 issued by the Enlarged Board of Appeal on the standard of evidence required for inventive step. [read post]
31 Jul 2023, 10:27 am by Chiara Gallo
 Copyright Chijioke Okorie reported on the recent South African High Court ruling, namely Mdlestshe and Another v YouTube Channel and Another, on the issue of copyright infringement on digital streaming platforms. [read post]
29 Apr 2022, 9:29 am by James Kwong
  In this regard, SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie reports on two recent judgments confirming this position on the ground that the legislature is yet to enact a law to implement the TRIPS Agreement and the Paris Convention. [read post]
3 Jun 2018, 6:28 am
On the Afro-IP blog, Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie now reports on the recent step by the NCC to suspended the licence of COSON, and provides her further analysis: Infighting at Nigeria's main collecting society raises CMO governance issues. [read post]
11 Feb 2020, 12:54 am
Our special Kat Chijioke Okorie (Africa Correspondent) is currently appointed a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the DST/NRF Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation & Development at the University of Cape Town and a Queen Elizabeth Scholar under the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR) project... and she is the author of a recent publication Multi-sided Music Platforms and the Law, Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa.This book explores the legal and… [read post]
16 Apr 2021, 1:34 am by Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie
Dr Chijioke Okorie, lecturer and researcher at Centre for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pretoria. [read post]
9 Jun 2023, 11:14 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Hayleigh’s best copyright case is Ed Sheeran concerning his “Thinking Out Loud” song [see Hayleigh’s earlier posts on the Ed Sheeran cases]: hopefully, after this case there will be less music infringement litigation of this kind.Chijioke Okorie during the Q&A (photo: Neil Graveney)Chijioke Okorie then presented the Blind SA vs the South African Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition. [read post]
16 Jun 2013, 11:32 pm by Jeremy
Here's the final guest post from Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie, who has now joined the regular Afro-IP team:The Least Developed Countries’ agitation for an extension of the deadline within which they must comply with TRIPS reminds me of the decision of Nigeria’s High Court affirmed by the Court of Appeal in CA/L/573/2008: Microsoft Corporation v Franike Associates Limited. [read post]
1 Sep 2023, 9:47 am by Aleksandra Czubek
  Miscellany Chijioke Okorie analysed the role that copyright, data protection and contract law have in facilitating or restricting data access within the African continent. [read post]
22 Nov 2020, 11:27 am by Magdaleen Jooste
 Chijioke Okorie provided a book sneak peek into “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Africa” by  Marius Schneider and Vanessa Ferguson. [read post]
13 Aug 2018, 6:20 am by Eleonora Rosati
1709 Blog friend and fellow blogger Chijioke Okorie explains what happened in the recent decision of the Nigerian Supreme Court in Adeokin Records v Music Copyright Society of Nigeria [Chijioke is happy to provide a copy of the judgment upon request].Here’s what Chijioke writes:Last month the Nigerian Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Adeokin Records & another v Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Limited (MCSN) SC/336/2008, holding… [read post]
6 Aug 2021, 6:40 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Chijioke has now commented on the written submissions, received from stakeholders on the constitutionality of the Copyright Amending Bill. [read post]
28 Aug 2021, 12:50 am by Anastasiia Kyrylenko
Our SpecialKat Chijioke Okorie published an instructive post on South Africa’s patent laws and how the absence of a definition for ‘inventor’ enabled South African authorities to register the DABUS patent.Katfriend Konstantin Voropaev analysed a patent trolling case from Kazakhstan, where a local patent troll threatened the market of taxi aggregators (platforms, where passengers connect with drivers). [read post]
16 Apr 2020, 1:09 am by Magdaleen Jooste
Chijioke Okorie looked at what the impact of this decision of the Federal High Court on copyright collective management in Nigeria is.BOOK REVIEWIn recent decades, progress has been made toward the protection of indigenous and traditional knowledge, spurred by the efforts of indigenous groups and developing nations. [read post]