The Importance of Geographical Indications to the Sustainable Development of Nigeria

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The webinar considered the relationship between Geographical Indications (GIs) and Sustainable Development within the context of Nigeria. The panel, which comprised six experts on the subject matter – GIs, explored the concept, the international system underpinning its administration, the opportunities for Nigeria to utilise local GI products in (international) trade relations, the mechanisms for registering GIs in Nigeria and the necessary national policy and/or legislative frameworks that could support Nigeria’s growth in this area. Panellists Ms Alexandra Grazioli, Director, World Intellectual Property Organisation Lisbon Registry. Ms Diana Ogwal Akullo, African Union Policy Officer, Rural Economy and Agriculture. Dr Shafiu Adamu Yauri, Registrar of Trademarks, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria Dr Mark Abani, Founder/CEO of MSCA Projects and Board Chairman of Africa international Trade and Commerce Research Ms Chinansa Uwana, Senior Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo Dr Gwom Solomon, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Abuja
Period13 Aug 2020
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational