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Ecosystem Hangout: Intellectual Property Rights

  • The Wheatbaker Lagos 4 Lawrence Road Lagos, LA Nigeria (map)

Rising Tide Africa & Ingressive Present - Intellectual Property Rights: Who Owns Your Dream?

On May 26th from 12pm to 3pm at the Wheatbaker in Ikoyi, Ingressive and Rising Tide Africa are Partnering again for this months Ecosystem Hangout. This month's mini-masterclass will focus on giving entrepreneurs a better uderstanding of Intellectual Property Rights (IP). IP is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks. It also includes other types of rights, such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition. Nta Ekpiken of Aluko & Oyebode will be delivering the training.

It takes more than hard work and hope to scale your business. Knowledge of business principles like Intellectual Property Rights are the only way to ensure entrepreneurs build a strong foundation. Avoid horror stories where good business people lose what they earned over a technicallity. Entrepreneurs have put in years of hard work to build a profitable brand only for it to be taken by someone with a better understanding of the law. Some have even paid rent, purchased product, and launched; only to find they don't own the brand. We don't know how big our small ideas can grow, learn how to protect your dream!

Attendees Can Expect to Leave with the Following:

  • How to Use Intellectual Property Right Laws to scale your business
  • How to "improve" existing products without risking legal reprocussions
  • How to Use Intellectual Property Rights to protect your business
  • Online resources for reference materials
  • Case studies on successful startups
  • Contacts to assist with any future questions


Earlier Event: May 12
Figma Roadshow Accra
Later Event: May 26
Figma Roadshow Cape Town