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LEGISLATIONS OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERATION

BASIC LAW: The Constitutional foundation for IP Laws

·         Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999

LEGISLATIONS: Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

·         Copyright Act (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004) 

·         Copyright (Amendment) Decree No. 42 1999

·         Patents and Designs Act of 1971 (Chapter 344) 

·         Trade Marks Act (Chapter 436)

·         Copyright (Amendment) Decree No. 98 1992

LEGISLATIONS:IP-related enactments

·         Civil Aviation Act, 2006 (2006)

·         Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2002 (2002)

·         Capital Gains Tax (Act No. 44 of 1967, as last amended by Act No. 45 of 1999) (1999)

·         Arbitration and Conciliation Act (Chapter 19) (1998)

·         Personal Income Tax (PITA) Decree No. 104 of 1993 (1993)

·         Companies and Allied Matters Act (Chapter 59) (1990)

·         Evidence Act (Chapter 112) (1990)

·         Criminal Procedure Act (Chapter 80) (1990)

·         Criminal Code Act (Chapter 77) (1990)

·         Federal High Court Act, Chapter 134, 1973 (1973)

·         Flags And Coat of Arms Act (1960

LEGISLATIONS: IP Laws issued by the Executive

·         National Agricultural Seeds Decree 1992 (1992)

·         Copyright (Reciprocal Extension) Order, 1972 (L.N 32 OF 1972) (1972)

·         Patents and Designs (Convention Countries) Order, 1971 (L.N. 95 of 1971) (1971)

LEGISLATIONS: Intellectual Property Implementing Rules & Regulations

·         High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Civil Procedure) Rules

·         Copyright (Levy on Materials) Order, 2012 (2012)

·         Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009 (2009)

·         Copyright (Collective Management Organizations) Regulations, 2007 (2007)

·         Copyright(Optical Discs Plants) Regulations, 2006 (S.I No. 66 of 2006)

·         Drug Labelling Regulations 2005 (2005)

·         Herbal Medicines and Related Products (Labelling) Regulations 2005

·         Spirit Drinks Regulations 2005 (2005)

·         Copyright (Security Devices) Regulations 1999 (1999)

·         Copyright (Video Rental) Regulations 1999 (1999)

·         Appointment of Copyright Inspectors Notice 1997 (1997)

·         Patents and Designs (Additional Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order of 1972 (1972)

·         Designs Rules 1971 (1971)

·         Patents Rules 1971 (1971)

·         Trade Marks Regulations 1967 (1967)

LEGISLATIONS: Geographical Indications via Regulations

·         Wine Regulations 2005 (2005)

 

TREATIES – Intellectual Property Basic Treaties (with Nigeria’s Date of Entry into force)

·         Patent Cooperation Treaty (May 8, 2005)

·         Patent Law Treaty (April 28, 2005)

·         Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO (April 9, 1995)

TREATIES – World Intellectual Property, WIPO, Administered Treaties (with Nigeria’s Date of Entry into force)

·         Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (October 29, 1993)

·         Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (September 14, 1993)

·         Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (September 2, 1963)

TREATY: Economic Bloc/Groups’ Intellectual Property Treaties (With Nigeria’s Date of Entry into force)

·         Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (April 19, 1989)

·         The Georgetown Agreement (formally establishing the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the "ACP Group"), since 1975 (ACP) (February 12, 1976)

TREATY: IP-related Multilateral Treaties (With Nigeria’s Date of Entry into force)

·         Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (October 24, 2010)

·         Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (October 24, 2010)

·         Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (January 2, 2009)

·         Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005 (April 21, 2008)

·         Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (April 20, 2006)

·         Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (January 21, 2006)

·         WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (January 18, 2006)

·         International Plant Protection Convention (October 2, 2005)

·         Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (March 10, 2005)

·         Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (August 22, 2004)

·         Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (October 13, 2003)

·         United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (October 6, 1997)

·         Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) (January 1, 1995)

·         World Trade Organization (WTO) - Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) (1994) (January 1, 1995)

·         Convention on Biological Diversity (November 27, 1994)

·         United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (November 27, 1994)United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (November 16, 1994)

·         International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (October 29, 1993)

·         Protocol (I) Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (April 10, 1989)

·         Protocol (II) Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts (April 10, 1989)

·         Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (December 17, 1975)

·         Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (April 24, 1972)

·         Convention and Statute on Freedom of Transit (February 1, 1968)

·         Convention on Transit Trade of Land-locked States (June 9, 1967)Universal Copyright Convention of 6 September 1952, with Appendix Declaration relating to Article XVII and Resolution concerning Article XI (February 14, 1962)

·         Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (September 5, 1961)

·         Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (September 5, 1961)

·         Convention on International Civil Aviation (December 14, 1960)

·         Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials (October 1, 1960)

·         Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (October 1, 1960)

·         Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (October 1, 1960)

·         Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (October 1, 1960)

·         Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (October 1, 1960)

TREATIES (REGIONAL)– Africa-wide intellectual property treaties (with Nigeria’s Date of Entry into Force)

·         Cultural Charter for Africa (September 19, 1990)

·         Constitutive Act of the African Union (May 26, 2001)

·         Abuja Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) (May 12, 1994)

 

TREATIES (REGIONAL)– West Africa-wide intellectual property treaties (with Nigeria’s Date of Entry into Force)

·         Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (August 23, 1995)

 

 

TREATIES NIGERIA HASN'T SIGNED UP TO [Non-Membership]

1. Madrid Agreement (Indications of Source)

2. Madrid Agreement (Marks)

3. Madrid Protocol

4. Hague Agreement

5. Geneva Act of Hague

6. Nice Agreement

7. Lisbon Agreement

8. Locarno Agreement

9. Strasbourg Agreement

10. Phonograms Convention

11. Vienna Agreement

12. Budapest Treaty

13. Brussels Convention

14. Nairobi Treaty

15. Trademark Law Treaty

16. WIPO Copyright Treaty

17. WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

18. Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

19. Washington Treaty

20. Singapore Treaty

21. Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled


 

 



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