Industrial Espionage and Intellectual Property Rights Protection: How Legal is it Legal

International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, No 3. 2011

22 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2011

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Kasim Musa Waziri

University of Abuja - Faculty of Law

T. F. Yerima

Kogi State University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 30, 2011

Abstract

Industrial espionage has been the name of the game for quite a while now. Different tactics are being utilized by companies to undermine attacks to their rivals in the business world. Industrial spies also take advantage of all the weak points in a company's security systems. Different sophisticated gadgets are utilized to carry out the espionage of intellectual properties. Those that are involved in espionage are heavily reaping at the detriment of those whose intellectual properties are stolen. However, an interesting dimension is that industrial espionage, in some cases has justification or say, legality. These are interesting issue to indeed look into.

Keywords: Industrial, Espionage, Intellectual Property, Rights, Protection

Suggested Citation

Waziri, Kasim Musa and Yerima, T. F., Industrial Espionage and Intellectual Property Rights Protection: How Legal is it Legal (June 30, 2011). International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 4, No 3. 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1875746

Kasim Musa Waziri (Contact Author)

University of Abuja - Faculty of Law ( email )

Gwagwalada,
Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja, FCT, Abuja PMB 117
Nigeria
234-080-33153247 (Phone)

T. F. Yerima

Kogi State University - Faculty of Law

Km 1. Ankpa Road
Anyigba, KS Dekina 234
Nigeria

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