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30 Jul 2019, 9:04 am
Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports that UN Economic Commission for Africa launches the Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA) IX. [read post]
12 Jul 2019, 2:03 am
Africa Correspondent, Chijioke Okorie (UCT) closed Session 2 with a presentation on “IP, Internet and the right to economic freedom” where she pointed out that given that economic freedom as a human right seeks to inter alia protect the freedom of individuals to own and exercise property rights, the nature of use of copyright-protected material on the Internet seems to undermine that right. [read post]
16 Jun 2019, 11:07 am
Traditional Knowledge Chijioke Okorie writes about “traditional cultural expressions” and “traditional knowledge” and the intention of the Ghana National Folklore Board, which is under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, to bring Marvel studios to the negotiation table to discuss compensation for Marvel’s use of the kente designs in the Black Panther movie. [read post]
26 May 2019, 2:13 pm
Africa Correspondent Chijioke Okorie reports on The Agreement on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with a specific focus on the Protocol on Intellectual Property. [read post]
15 May 2019, 10:06 pm
Chijioke Okorie writes For archives only: crafting copyright limitations and exceptions for archives in South Africa. [read post]
13 Apr 2019, 12:25 pm
PatentsAfrica Correspondent Chijioke Okorie discusses the judgment of the Dutch Court of Hague in Ancientgrain BV and Bakels Senior NV delivered on 21st November 2018 and what this decision means for Ethiopia’s battle to legally export Teff flour.Someone said pasta? [read post]
4 Mar 2019, 10:55 am
 In Exploiting arrangements of traditional (gospel or folk) music in South Africa Chijioke Okorie writes about the "16,7 % arrangement rule" applied to arrangements of traditional music and discusses the nature of traditional music: is it an orphan work or is it in the public domain? [read post]
26 Feb 2019, 1:20 pm
The case included the court discussing the differences between the EPO and German caselaw on selection patents.Nigerian law regarding forfeiture orders was discussed by Katfriend Chijioke Okorie in relation to the potential forfeiture of a trade mark as a part of a criminal conviction This followed news of a jury in California convicting a motorcycle club and finding that their trade mark could be subject to civil forfeiture.Finally, there was an in memoriam post for photographer… [read post]
21 Feb 2019, 10:24 am
Her commentary highlights the teachings from this decision that even well-known trade marks must succumb to providing high quality evidence of genuine use.Kevin Spacey’s Christmas video – “Let Me Be Frank” has stunned Hollywood as well as our Kat Mathilde Pavis, who comments on the potential copyright infringement implications of Kevin Spacey impersonating the well-known character off script.Katfriend (now guest Africa Correspondent) Chijioke Okorie writes… [read post]
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]
27 Jan 2019, 3:01 am
A recent case in the US gives the opportunity to Katfriend Chijioke Okorie (Penguide) to reflect on this issue from the perspective of Nigerian law. [read post]
14 Jan 2019, 2:02 am
Supreme Court of NigeriaOver the past few years, Nigeria has seen a number of cases tackling the vexed issue of locus standi of collecting societies.Katfriend Chijioke Okorie (Penguide Advisory) reports on the latest instalment.Here’s what Chijioke writes: “The Nigerian Supreme Court has delivered yet another judgment bordering on the capacity (locus standi) of a “pseudo” collecting society to institute an action for copyright infringement. [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]
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]
26 Mar 2018, 9:14 am
Enjoy the green and blooming 187thedition of Never Too Late.Ginger KatCopyrightKat Eleonora Rosati reflects on an Irish legislative proposal to introduce a text and data mining exception, which would be available to persons who have lawful access to a creative work solely for the purposes of a non-commercial research and provide a sufficient acknowledgment: Irish Government proposes introduction of Irish text and data mining exception.Infighting at Nigeria’s main… [read post]
15 Mar 2018, 9:24 am
Katfriend and AfroIP blogger Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie returns on a topic that has been increasingly at the centre of attention recently: collective rights management and collecting societies in Nigeria.Here’s what Chijioke Ifeoma writes:“At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) held on 7th December 2017, COSON’s founding Chairman (Mr. [read post]
20 Feb 2017, 2:53 am by Afro Leo
Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie will be publishing a much awaited post on the judgment in Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria Ltd v Nigerian Copyright Commission. [read post]
30 Sep 2015, 4:01 pm
This blog, which offers the largest single searchable online source of recent African IP news, features Caroline Ncube, Jeremy Speres, Isaac Rutenberg and Chijioke Ifeoma Okorie within its blog-squad. [read post]
30 Jun 2015, 4:06 pm
Once every three months or thereabouts, the IPKat and Merpel post an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of the IPKat's blog team contribute. [read post]