Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Nigeria

About Us

IPLAN is constituted by lawyers, judges, policy makers, academics, practitioners and Law Students involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, industrial design, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law; as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property.

Our Vision

To promote the development of intellectual property law, practice and policy in Nigeria

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Copyright is an exclusive right granted to authors and owners (writers, artists, music composers, etc.) on their creations. Such creations are usually described as “works”. Copyright is granted in the …


A Trademark is a sign that is used to identify goods and services as those produced or provided by a specific person or organization. Trademarks help us to distinguish the …


A patent is an exclusive right granted in respect of an invention, which may be a product or a process that provides a new and inventive way of doing something, …