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Andersen
The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is currently under deliberation for passage at the National Assembly after the numerous setbacks to its enactment since 2007.
Andersen
On 31st December, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Finance Bill, 2020 (now Finance Act) into law.
Resolution Law Firm
The Land Use Act 1978, which was enacted to ease and control the administration of the land system in Nigeria is the fulcrum for land policy in Nigeria
Resolution Law Firm
The guidelines for the licensing and regulation of Payment Service Bank (PSB) license are provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Payment Service Banks are banks
Andersen
On 31st March 2021, the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) issued a public notice, informing taxpayers that the deadline for filing annual returns for individual taxpayers and...
AELEX
Franchising is becoming more popular globally and with more franchises getting established in Nigeria, it is important that franchisors adequately protect the underlying rights that give value...
South Africa
ENSafrica
The South African Supreme Court of Appeal ("SCA") recently delivered judgment in the matter of FirstRand Bank Limited v The Spar Group Limited. The SCA held that:
ENSafrica
There was an interesting published by the BBC recently, "Virgin sues partner over claims about its brand value".
ENSafrica
There's been a lot of copyright in the news of late. Here are a few of the more interesting stories.
ENSafrica
Recently, there was a fascinating IP-related article in the Harvard Business Review: "Elon Musk doesn't care about patents.
ENSafrica
The race to achieve net zero emissions has played a significant role in pushing forward the fight against climate change.
ENSafrica
There are less than 100 days to go until the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 ("POPIA") will require mandatory data breach notifications (both to the Information Regulator...
ENSafrica
On 1 April 2021, the Information Regulator established under the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 ("POPIA") published a Guidance Note for the registration of Information Officers ("IOs")...
ENSafrica
The Information Regulator has published a Guidance Note on Application for Prior Authorisation, in order to guide responsible parties who are currently or intend to process personal information that is subject to prior authorisation.
ENSafrica
This is a story about a large company getting a trade mark dispute wrong, with some valuable lessons to be learned along the way.
United Arab Emirates
Gowling WLG
The 13th April 2021 is the first day of Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It is a month of heightened spiritual devotion for Muslims across the world.
Envoy Global, Inc.
The UAE Federal Authority recently launched a six-month visa aimed to assist applicants in completing the required formalities of obtaining a Golden Residency visa.
Uzbekistan
Legalmax
С 1 Апреля 2021 года в Агентстве по интеллектуальной собственности при Министерстве юс
Legalmax
Since April 1, 2021 at the Intellectual Property Agency under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan introduced a procedure for accelerated examination of applications for granting...
ENSafrica
Recollections may vary, but everyone knows the story well enough. A seemingly embittered Harry and Meghan end their long silence...
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