Celebrating the World IP and Public Domain day

The World Intellectual Property (IP) day is globally celebrated on the 26th of April. This year, Free Knowledge Africa in conjunction with National Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) will join the rest of the world to celebrate this day as well as the Public Domain day usually celebrated on the 1st of January to create awareness about the role of Intellectual Property in the wellbeing of the society as a stimulus and driver of innovation and creativity.

Based on the theme of this year tagged ‘Intellectual Property (IP) and the SDGs: Building our common future with Innovation and Creativity’, Free Knowledge Africa and the National Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will be organizing a one day hybrid webinar. This will be held to celebrate the Intellectual Property (IP) day and the Nigerian Public Domain Day simultaneously.

This webinar will focus on the core theme of this year’s IP day ‘Creativity and Innovation’ and their synergies with the SDGs, and how IP can harness the benefits of the Public Domain.

The hybrid webinar will be held on the 26th of April at the Premise of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Lagos, Nigeria. We will also be streaming the event online.

Meet Our Speakers

We have drawn out our esteemed speakers from within and outside Nigeria including in house experts.

Professor Adebambo Adewopo will be speaking on IP as a catalyst for achieving the SDGs

Dr. Ifeoluwa Olabiyi will speak on the Public Domain and the SDGs. Leveraging the Public Domain for Creativity and Innovation under Nigerian Law.

Dr. Andrea Wallace will discuss harnessing the Potential of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age for achieving the SDGs. The Role of Intellectual Property

Ms. Ngozi Aderibigbe will center on Intellectual Property as a catalyst for the growth of the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Professor Ayoyemi Lawal-Arowolo will speak on Intellectual Property as the game changer in indigenous communities and the life of the people.

Professor Ibrahim Kayode Adams will focus on the Role of trademarks in Branding and the SGDs

Dr. Kunle Ola will discuss the role of IP in ensuring access to and the democratization of education

We will also be having a panel on different Intellectual Property (IP) case studies. Our Panelists includes:

Alaafiabami Oladipupo who will speak on Free Knowledge Africa (FKA) and the use of public domain

Justice Chinyere Ani will be giving a case study of a unique model of justice delivery in the digital age

Olubusola Afolabi will focus on the creative Commons Licenses and Publishing

Dr. Douglas McCarthy will give a presentation about the Open Glam Survey 

Esther Sandrine NGOM will be speaking on GI in Cameroon – Oku White Pepper and Njombe Honey

Linda Alphaeus will focus on partnerships and building strong institutions for the SDGs.

Our Chief Host will be Professor M.T Ladan, Director General NIALS

To be a part of this information packed program, attend this event physically or virtually

We look forward to seeing you all at this impact filled webinar that hopes to bring together experts and practitioners from diverse backgrounds.

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