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Recent News March 22, 2018

WHEN USE OF LITERARY WORKS IS NOT INFRINGEMENT OF OWNER’S COPYRIGHT.

The idea of copyright embodies two rights – the right of the copyright owner to enjoy his creation on the one hand and right of the copyright user to enjoy the copyright work on the other hand. There is a constant struggle to balance these two often conflicting interests. However, the overarching principles grounding IP […]

Recent News March 21, 2018

WHAT DEBT AND DEBT RECOVERY MEANS TO BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS.

A Debt might be initiated from many scenarios, it may arise from lack of payment for services or goods purchased or loans offered. It is usually the case that the process of a Debt Recovery is a counteraction to an already existing, and sometimes malignant debt. Yes! Some debts cripple businesses and destroy enterprises. Business […]

Recent News March 15, 2018

WHY YOU MUST OBTAIN GOVERNOR’S CONSENT AFTER REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN NIGERIA.

  In Nigeria’s real estate vocabulary, a TITLE in property describes ownership, or the degree of control exerted on a piece of property – house/land. Also, Title may refer to a legal document, such as a deed, that serves as evidence of ownership. In Nigeria, one of the means by which a person can get a proper title to land is by […]

Recent News May 23, 2017

LAW NUGGETS: NEGOTIATION AS A FORM OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.

Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) are methods of settling disputes without the need for going to court. Such methods include mediation, arbitration, conciliation, early neutral evaluation and negotiation. Negotiation is the process by which parties in a dispute come together to discuss and agree on outcomes. It is a tool that is adopted in both arbitration […]

Recent News April 24, 2017

DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: THE ROLE OF PROMOTERS/FOUNDERS OF A COMPANY.

“A promoter is the person conscious of the possibility of transforming an idea into a business capable of yielding a profit; who brings together various persons concerned and who finally, superintendents the various steps necessary to bring the new business into existence.” —Arthur Stone Dewing The formation of a company involves the following stages: Promotion […]

Recent News April 17, 2017

ESSENTIALS OF A CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

 This piece is scripted to educate business owners and prospective employees. To help draw their minds to what the essentials of a ‘contract of employment’ are. It is best that they become familiar with the concepts of this type of contract law. A contract of employment is a contract in itself, and it has terms […]

Recent News April 10, 2017

REAL ESTATE: WHY IS A TENANCY AGREEMENT IMPORTANT?

A tenancy conveys an interest in a land or property. This interest is conveyed by the “owner” of the property (landlord) to another person called the “tenant”, usually for a consideration (price) called rent, for the enjoyment of the use and occupation of the property. According to Nigerian law, where a tenancy is created for […]

Recent News April 3, 2017

DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: THE IMPORTANCE OF A BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

This article explains in detail the importance of this organ of a registered company in Nigeria. Entrepreneurs, Founders and Business Owners must acknowledge – at the inception of their pursuit – that Boards are not just for multi-billion dollar corporations. Every business needs experts in their corner to thrive. Therefore, a Board could be a […]

Uncategorized March 13, 2017

DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA: HOW TO REGISTER A PATENT IN NIGERIA.

Patents are crucial to the commercial exploitation of millions of inventions produced and distributed globally. This arm of Intellectual Property Law guarantees that inventors and innovators have a covering in law that guarantees compensation. This area of law is vast and dynamic. As long as ideas impact humanity, commerce and civilization, the relevance of patents […]

Recent News March 8, 2017

HOW TO REGISTER NGOs AND CHARITIES IN NIGERIA.

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) or Charity is a voluntary group which is not under the control of government and is not in business with the aim of making profit, but rather to meet some specific needs in the society. Nigeria has a large number of NGOs and Charities making giant strides in nation building. Notable NGOs include […]

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