The Legal Regime of Patents and Designs Law and Its Effects on National Development
International Journal of Humanities, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011
19 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2011
Date Written: June 30, 2011
There is need for developing nations to focus on the dynamic functionality of national systems of innovations and technology and develop a measurable, sustainable and beneficial Intellectual Property Protection. A proper development of intellectual property law to any nation is a positive path to national development. Patent system has the fastest development indices in Intellectual Property Law, all over the world, especially in developed countries and Nigeria as a signatory to the TRIPs agreement need to have a responsive patent and design law and a clear vision as to how to manifest these laws into national development. This paper tends to look at the regime of patent and designs law in Nigeria, its international dimensions, and of course, the consequent impact to national development.
Keywords: Patent Law Regime, National Development
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