Intellectual Property Rights Law, ICT AND Corporate Governance


Date and Venue

Feb. 20, 2023 - Feb. 24, 2023
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai Deira. UAE.
May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, USA.
Aug. 14, 2023 - Aug. 18, 2023
Kigali Serena Hotel, KN 3 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Nov. 20, 2023 - Nov. 24, 2023
University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana


MODULE 1: Copyright

  • Basics of copyright
  • Existence, ownership and infringement
  • Is a work capable of copyright protection?
  • Is the work in a ‘fixed’ form?
  • Does the work qualify for Nigeria copyright protection?
  • Is the work still protected by copyright?
  • Who is the owner of the copyright?
  • Will copyright be infringed?


  • Are there any defences to infringement?
  • What remedies are available?
  • Civil remedies
  • Criminal remedies
  • International considerations
  • Berne Convention
  • Universal Copyright Convention
  • Exploiting copyright


  • Moral Rights
  • Types of moral rights
  • Moral rights relating to copyright works
  • Database rights
  • Is it a database?
  • Does the database qualify for protection?
  • Who is the owner of the right?
  • How long does the right last?
  • What protection does the right give the owner?
  • Are there any defences to infringement?
  • What remedies are available?


  • Registered design rights
  • Is a design capable of registration?
  • Registering a design
  • Infringement
  • Dealing with registered design rights
  • Unregistered design rights
  • Requirements for an unregistered design right
  • Overlap between copyright and design rights


  • Legal framework
  • Is an invention patentable?
  • Applying for a UK patent
  • Applying for a patent under the EPC
  • Applying for a patent under the PCT
  • Infringement
  • Dealing with patents
  • Where is the Unitary Patent?


  • Trade marks
  • Is a mark capable of registration?
  • Registering a trade mark
  • Protecting a trade mark
  • Revocation and invalidity


  • Executive Overview (An executives guide to good governance in one day)
  • Implementing An Effective Whistleblowing Policy and Process (How to do it)
  • The Bribery Act And How To Comply (How to do it)
  • Executive and Management Employment Contracts (Be aware of the law)
  • Managing Potetial Conflicts of Interests of Employees and Advisors (How to do it)
  • Corporate Security (Physical and Information) (Here from the experts)
  • Strategic Budgeting (Maximising Shareholder Returns)

MODULE 2: ICT for Lawyers and Judiciary

  • Exchange information on court operations.
  • Improve case law management and filing.
  • Optimize speed through digital operation as against paper work.
  • Reduce delays in finalizing judgments.
  • Improve case law management.
  • Improve court administration.