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Attend Anadach’s Workshop on Intellectual Property Protection in Emerging Markets | July 14th – 16th

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Are you an Entrepreneur, Innovator, Business or Financier who needs more information on how Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights etc) may help grow your business?. This is the second in a series of Intellectual Property Workshops held across Africa, after the initial conference in South Africa.

We are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming workshop ‘The Dynamic Role of Intellectual Property Protection in Promoting Innovation and Economic Development in Emerging Markets scheduled to hold at the Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru Lagos on July 14th – 16th, 2015.

The workshop will consist of an intensive certified Training course on July 14th, ‘IP 101′, where attendees will learn from experts on panels including ‘What to Protect’, ‘How and Where to Protect it’ and ‘What your Protection Covers/Costs’.

It will be followed by a 2 day conference on July 15th & 16th which will connect leaders from key sectors of Government, ICT, Law, Pharmaceutical Industry, Creative industries amongst others. Topics include ‘Practical Examples of IP Supporting Innovation and Economic Development, and ‘Issues Relating to Poor IP Protection e.g. Loss of Revenue in Nollywood, Counterfeit drugs’, as well as ‘What Governments can do to stimulate Innovation and Entrepreneurship‘. These topics will be discussed in panels by business leaders, successful entrepreneurs, talented entrepreneurs , innovators, film makers and other creative artistes as well as top government officials and international speakers. The conference will be accompanied by a complimentary exhibition in our Innovation Hall, a venue to showcase African Innovators and provide unparalleled networking opportunities for them.

Several exciting and knowledgeable speakers have been lined up including Biyi Mabadeje (Former Honorable Commissioner of ICT, Lagos State), Professor Olufemi Bamiro (Former VC, University of Ibadan), and Joel Kopp (First Secretary, Embassy of the United States). Other Speakers include Dr. Marisella Ouma (Executive Director, Kenya Copyright Board), Dr Umar Bindir (DG, NOTAP), Eme Essien (Country Manager, IFC), Yetunde Sadiku (Executive Producer, Half of a Yellow Sun), Lancelot Imasuen (Award-winning Nollywood Film Director) and Uwa Ohiku (Partner, Jackson, Etti and Edu).

The workshop also hopes to draw attention to the current IP Bill that is passing through the National Assembly. The sponsors include Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, ICC, Pfizer Inc, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, and Jackson, Etti and Edu. Partners include Leap Africa, Fate Foundation, Enterprise Creative and CoCreation Hub.

Please contact [email protected] or call +2348098610206 for inquires. For the Full Workshop Schedule and Agenda, and full list of Confirmed Speakers, please visit the conference website: http://www.anadach.com/Intellectual-Property-Protection-Workshop.htm

Hurry and take Advantage of our Early Bird 10% Discount which ends on June 30th, 2015!

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2 Comments

  1. yemi ogunbiyi

    June 28, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    interesting i have always had interest in intellectual . property and is ramifications in the nigerian business climate. i will have to look into this further. i hope there is someone involved in this project that will see my comments and give me further insight into this.

  2. Busola Shonowo

    June 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Hi Yemi,
    Thank you for your interest. We would love to have you at the workshop. Pretty much all businesses have some form of Intellectual Property which if not properly protected, can result in losses running into millions as we can see with the Piracy problems in the Entertainment Industry for example.
    The workshop consists of a 1day certified Training course where you’ll learn how to protect your IP and a 2 day conference on IP Protection in Emerging Markets where key industry players will discuss the way forward. We hope to stimulate a conversation that will affect the IP Bill that has been in the National Assembly for over 10 years.
    Please click the link above to visit the conference website and register. The schedule page has all our confirmed Speakers and their bios. Have a lovely day.

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