The Intellectual Property Institute inducts professionals as Fellows –
The Intellectual Property Institute of Nigeria revealed that agreements have been made to induct professionals who have contributed to the growth and development of intellectual property in Nigeria as fellows.
The institute’s head of administration, Femi Sedemogun, said the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court Judge John Terhemba Tsoho and seven others would be granted the rank of institute scholars.
Sedemogun said two senior Nigerian lawyers, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau and Nureini Jimoh, were among the prominent people who would be inducted.
Others include the Hon. Registrar of Trademarks, Anne Adeleye, and the Hon. Registrar of Patents and Designs, Stella Ezenduka.
The others are Calixthus Okoruwa, Dr Adamu Lawal and Ezenwa Anumnu
Sedemogun said the induction of the fellows will take place at the Nigerian National Merit Awards House, Maitama, Abuja, on December 2, 2021.
He said: “It is imperative to recognize the men and women who work tirelessly in an area still largely underutilized in Nigeria.
“Indeed, intellectual property is the springboard for innovation and, if not carefully exploited, it will lead to the decline of investors in the innovative space.
“Intellectual property is the oil of the 21st century and it takes great effort to cultivate it, which is why these distinguished men and women are recognized for the tremendous progress they have made in their various fields.
“Fellows to be inducted include; Judge John Terhemba Tsoho, Chief Justice, Federal High Court, Yakubu Chokono Maikyau SAN, Ezenwa Anumnu Esq, Nureini Jimoh, SAN, Calixthus Okoruwa, CEO XLR8 LTD, etc.
“At the same time as this induction, the Institute will present the innovation prizes to Nigerian creators. The Intellectual Property Institute Nigeria is responsible for promoting intellectual property innovation, research and advocacy in Nigeria.