Senior Advocate of Nigeria
LL. B (Honours) (Common Law), University of Maiduguri, 1987
B. L (Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria) 1989
LL.M University of Lagos (1990)
LL.M (Intellectual Property) Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Center, University of New Hampshire, United States (2001)
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ademola Edu Professorial Chair in Intellectual Property Law
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), 2010-date
Faculty of Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2007
Nigerian Copyright Commission 2004-2010
Lagos State University (LASU), 2000
Lagos State University (LASU), 1992
Max Planck Institute for Competition and Intellectual Property, Germany, 2003
Center for Studies in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2005
Distance Learning, WIPO Academy, 2004
Hogg Robinson Nigeria
F A Ajayi SAN & Co
F A Osho SAN & Co
Laoye & Adewopo
Admitted to Inner Bar & conferred
Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), 2017 (the highest honour of legal profession in Nigeria & Kings Counsel equivalent in the United Kingdom)
JOURNALS & EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS
Editor, LASU Law Journal, 2001, 2002
Member, Executive Committee, International Association for Teaching & Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), 2004/05
Member, Advisory Board, The Journal of the Center for Research in Intellectual Property and Technologies (SCRIPT-ed), University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2004
Founding Editor, NIALS Journal of Intellectual Property, 2011
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, NIALS International Journal of Legislative Drafting, Volume 3, 2020
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Osun State University Law Journal, 2017
Editorial Correspondent, GRUR International Journal, 2020
Member, Nigerian Current Law Review, NIALS
Nigerian Bar Association
Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT)
Nigerian Association for Teaching & Research in Intellectual Property (NATRIP)
International Association for Teaching & Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)
Strategic Management of Enforcement Agencies Program
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University, USA (Oct.2006)
Policy Strategy and Leadership
National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies
Kuru-Jos, Nigeria (Oct.2008)
Influence And Negotiation Strategies
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University, USA (Dec.2008)
Candidate of Government of Nigeria for the position of Director General, WIPO, 2019
Head & Member, delegations of the Government of Nigeria to the Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR) & member, General Assembly & Diplomatic Conference, WIPO, Geneva, 2004-2010
Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patent and Trademark, International Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, Conflict of Laws, Law of Contract, Employment Law,
University of Cape Town, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Jos, University of Pretoria, University of South Africa, Australian Catholic University, University of Calabar
Nigerian Current Law Review (NCLR), Routledge, Springer, NIALS Journal of IP, Nigerian Bar Journal, Journal of African Law (Cambridge University Press), GRUR International (Oxford University Press), Journal of World Intellectual Property (John Wiley & Sons), Law and Development Review
Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria: Law and Development (2015), Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)
Nigerian Copyright System Principles and Perspectives (2012), Odade Publishing.
According to Intellectual Property: A Pro-Development Vision of the Law and
the Nigerian Intellectual Property Law and Policy Reform in the Knowledge
Era, (2012) Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), 5th Inaugural
Lecture, NIALS, Lagos.
Legal History of Nigeria, NIALS, 2020 (Mohamed Ladan and Adebambo Adewopo)
Food Security, Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Policy and Legal Perspectives, NIALS, 2019 (Adebambo Adewopo and Jane Ezirigwe)
New Developments in Law and Practice in Nigeria, 2017 (Adebambo Adewopo)
Developments and Reforms Nigeria’s Commercial Laws, The Law Center, Faculty of Law, Lagos State University (LASU), 1998. (Olanrewaju Fagbohun and Adebambo Adewopo)
Legal and Policy Framework for Digital Economy: Nigeria’s Experience in Digital Economy, Law and Policy in Nigeria (with Abstracts of relevant Nigerian laws and policies), Ladan et tal (Eds.), NIALS, 2022, pp.1-73 (with Helen Chuma-Okoro)
Waste to Wealth: Exploring the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Promoting the Production, Access to and Transfer of Environmentally Safe Technologies in Waste to Wealth Law, Policy and Practice, MT Ladan et al (Eds.), NIALS, 2022, pp. 157-186
Landscape of Nigeria’s Legal History: A General Introduction in NIALS Legal History of Nigeria, Mohamed Ladan and Adebambo Adewopo (eds,), NIALS, 2020
Food Security and Intellectual Property: Legal Framework and Implications for National Development in Food Security, Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Policy and Legal Perspectives, Adewopo Adewopo and Jane Ezirigwe (Eds.), NIALS, 2019, pp.1-46
Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Energy Services in Africa (2019) in
‘Ending Africa’s Energy Deficit and the Law – Achieving Sustainable Energy for
All in Africa’, Y Omorogbe & A Odor (eds), Oxford University, 2018, pp.130-161
A Critical Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights under the Cybercrime Act
2015, in Combating Cybercrimes in Nigeria: Trends and Issues
(ed. Adedeji Adekunle), NIALS, 2017, 45-94.
Copyright Legacy and Developing Countries: Lessons for Nigeria’s Emerging
Copyright Reform (2018), in Copyright, Property and The Social
Contract: The Reconceptualisation of Copyright, (ed. Dr John Gilchrist and Prof Brian
Fitzgerald), Springer Books, 2018, Sydney.
Constituency Delimitation in Nigeria: Implications for Constitutional Democracy in
New Developments in Law and Practice in Nigeria, 2017, Adebambo Adewopo (eds.)
pp.45-95 (Chapter 4)
Class Action and Intellectual Property in Nigeria, in Class Action: Practice
And Procedure, Essays in Honour of Epiphany Azinge, Nigerian Institute of
Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), 2017, 372 – 415
Intellectual Property Rights in Entertainment Law: A Survey of Legislative,
Contractual and Regulatory Issues, in New Developments in Law And
Practice in Nigeria, Adebambo Adewopo (ed.)2017, Chapter 22
Developments in Collective Administration of Copyright, Licensing and Tariff
Setting under Nigerian Copyright Law and Regulation’ in Jos Book of Readings on
Critical Legal Issues (Dakas C J Dakas & Ors. (eds.), University of Jos @ 40 Special
Faculty of Law Publication, 2016, 677-700.
Intellectual Property: Protect your Property in Global Traders Guide to African Markets, Ten Alps Publishing, London, 2016, 24-27.
Briefly Reflecting on Collective Administration (2015) in Trajectory Of
Nigerian Law: Festschrift for Dean I. O Smith, Akin Ibidapo Obe & Babatunde (eds.),
Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Chapter 9.
A Consideration of Communal Trademarks for Nigerian Leather & Textile
Products in Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics, (2014)
Jeremy de Beers, Chris Armstrong, Chidi Oguamanam & Tobias Schonwetter
(Eds.), University of Cape Town Press, 109-131.
International Relations of Intellectual Property and Development Imperatives:
Some Reflections on Developing Africa’ in Methods and Perspectives In
Intellectual Property, (2013) ATRIP Congress 2012, Graeme B. Dinwoodie
(Ed.), Edward Edgar Publishing, 254-260.
One Trademark, Two Courts: Ayman v. Akume Revisited’ in Judicial
Reform and Transformation in Nigeria, A Tribute to Honourable
Justice Dahiru Musdapher, GCON, FNIALS, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Azinge
& Dakas (Eds.), NIALS Press, Lagos, 2012, 456-483.
Intellectual Property and Developing Countries Narrative: The Imperatives for
Nigeria’s Economic Development in Intellectual Property & Development:
Perspectives of African Countries. Azinge & Chuma-Okoro (ed.) NIALS, Chapter 1, 1-
Competition and Intellectual Property Regimes: A Case for Balancing, Competition
Law and Policy in Nigeria, E. Azinge & L. Ani (Eds.), NIALS, 2012, Chapter 8, 193.
Copyright and Entertainment Industries in Nigeria, Administration of Justice and Good Governance in Nigeria, E. Azinge & A. Adekunle (Eds.), Chapter 7, 201, NIALS, Abuja, 2011
Copyright Law in Nigeria: 50 years from Independence’ in Nigeria; Fifty Years of Law
& Development, Epiphany Azinge & Nnamdi Aduba (Eds.), Nigerian Institute of
Advanced Legal Studies, 2010, 492-553.
Protection and Administration of Expression of Folklores in Nigeria’ in Traditional
Knowledge, Impediments to IPR Protection, V. Madhuri (Ed.), The Icfai University
Press, India, 2008-09, 253-267.
Effectiveness of Remedies for Copyright Infringement in Nigeria, Landmark Cases,
Essays in Honour of Kehinde Sofola SAN, Lagos, 2007.
The Global Intellectual Property System and Sub-Saharan Africa: A Prognostic
Reflection’ in Globalisation and Intellectual Property, Alexandra George (Ed.),
The International Library of Essays on Globalisation and Law, Ashgate, 2006, 109-131.
Developments in Intellectual Property in Africa,’ in Intellectual Property; Bridging
Aesthetics and Economics, Ysolde Gendreau (Ed.), Les Editions Themis, Canada, 2005,
Challenges of Transnational Law Practice: Intellectual Property Law Curricular
Approach’ in American Association of Law Schools Conference on Educating Lawyers
for Transnational Challenges, American Association of Law Schools (AALS), USA,
Intellectual Property Law and Prospects for Development’ in Transformation of
Nigeria, (Adebayo Oyemade ed.), Tennessee University Press, Tennessee State
University, USA, 2002, 168-179.
Proposals for Liberalization of Collecting Societies in Nigeria’ in A Decade of
Copyright Law and Administration, J.O Asein & E.S. Nwauche (Eds.) Nigerian
Copyright Commission, Abuja, 2002, 143-151.
Trademark Law Developments in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Perspectives’ in
International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Volume 6, Professor Hugh Hanson
(Ed.), Fordham University School of Law, Juris Publications, New York, 2001, Chapter
Administration of Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria: An Appraisal of Legal
Framework’in University of Lagos Readings in Law, Professor E. O. Akanki (Ed.),
University of Lagos Press, 1999 (with A O Oyewunmi), 33-54.
Legal Framework for Copyright Protection in Nigeria’ in Developments and Reforms:
Commercial Law, Fagbohun & Adewopo (Eds.), Lagos, 1998, 42-59.
Exploring the Juridical Limits of Name Sharing in Trademark Law and Practice in
Nigeria, Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law (GRBPL), March 2023, 1-34
Reform of Nigerian Intellectual Property in Perspective, GRUR, Journal of European and International IP law, December 2021, doi.org/10.1093/grurint/ikab158
Access to Pharmaceutical Patents in the COVID-19 Emergency: A Case for Government Use in Nigeria, Journal of African Law, Special Edition, 2021, Cambridge University Press, 1-28
Negotiating the Intellectual Property Protocol under the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area: Priorities and Opportunities for Nigeria, Law and Development Review, No. 2021, https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2021-0064 (Desmond Oriakhogba, Chijioke Okorie)
Protection of Copyright in Foreign Works in Nigeria: An Analysis of the Decision in Voice Web International Limited v Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd & Ors, GRUR International, Vol. 70, Issue 12, December 2021, 1174-1180, https://doi.org/10.1093/grurint/ikab120 (with Nkem Itanyi)
COVID-19/Food Insecurity Syndemic: Navigating the Realities of Food Security
Imperatives of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, The Law and Development
Review, De Gruyer, Vol.14(1), pp.129-162, January 2021 (with Ezirigwe Jane, Ojike
Chinelo, Amechi Emeka)
Keynote: IP Symposium [NJIP] Vol 6 (2019), 155-165
Intellectual Property Protection for Software: Global Perspective and Lessons for
Development and Reform in Nigeria, South African Intellectual Property Journal
(2019) 7, 1
Analysis of Copyright in Digital Music: Implications for New
Media Licensing for Ringtones under the Copyright Act’, Gravitas Review of
Business and Property Law (GRBPL), March 2017, 1-23
Arbitrating Intellectual Property Disputes: Issues and Perspectives’, Gravitas
Review of Business and Property Law) (GRBPL) Vol. 7, No 1, 1-19, March
2016 (with Paul Idornigie)
Intellectual Property Paradox and National Development in the Global Era’
Nigerian Current Legal Problems, Volumes 7 & 8, 2015-2016, Journal of NIALS, 20-47.
Role of the Court in the Interpretation and Development of Intellectual Property
Law: The Nigerian Experience’, Gravitas Review of Business and Property Law
(GRBPL) March 2015, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-18
Where is Intellectual Property in Nigeria? Perspectives of Developments and
Reform’, NJIP 2014/2015, 148-171
Towards a New Direction in Intellectual Property Law in Nigeria’ (2014) University of
Ilorin Law Journal, UILJ, Vol. 9
WIPO New Treaty and the New Copyright for Audio-Visual Performers? A
Perspective from Africa’, (2013) 4 WIPO Journal, 206
Intellectual Property Regime and the Global financial crises; Lessons from
Nigeria’, Journal of Money Laundering Control, University of Cambridge, Vol.
14, Issue. 2,183-192.
Microsoft Corp. and Franike Ass.: A Critical Analysis of Copyright Protection for
Computer Software under Copyright Law in Nigeria, NJIP Vol. 2, No1 (2013), (with
Public Health, Access to Medicines and the Role of Patent System in Nigeria’,
NJIP, Maiden Edition, 2011, 164-190
Promoting Trade and the Challenges of Intellectual Property Protection in Nigeria, Vol.
1, The Justice Journal, 77.
Protection and Administration of Expression of Folklore in Nigeria’, Journal of Scottish
Centre for Research in Intellectual Property and Technologies, SCRIPT-ed) University
of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2005,
Trademark System in Africa: A Proposal for Harmonisation of ARIPO & OAPI
Agreements on Marks’, 6 Journal of World Intellectual Property 3 (2003), 473-
The Global Intellectual Property System and Sub-Saharan Africa: A Prognostic
Reflection’, Volume 33 No. 4. The University of Toledo Law Review, Summer 2002,
Towards Making African Trademark System Work: A Proposal for Harmonisation of
The Existing Regional Framework, LASU L. J. Vol. IV Issue 2, 210
Mojekwu v. Mojekwu: Between Pragmatism and Idealism in Choice of Law Analysis,
LASU Law J. Vol. V, 2000, 125-137.
Foundation for Telecommunications Regulation: The Nigeria Experience’, University
of Jos Law Journal, Vol. 7, 1999, 117-148.
The Nigeria Trademark Regime and the Challenges of Economic Development’ (1999),
Volume 6, No 30 IIC, 632-653 (with Chidi Oguamanam)
The Nigerian Copyright Act: A New Profile for Performers Rights’, (1994/97),
Vol. IV LASU L. J, 49-59.
Registrability of Trademarks in Nigeria: Proposal for Law Reform’, Nigerian Current
Law Review, 1997, 77-96.
Legal Recognition of Collecting Societies under the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 1992
LASU Law and Development, (1996) Vol. 2. No.1, 86-99.
review of, Mark Mordi, Commentaries and Analysis on Nigeria’s Trade Marks Act,
Verbatim Communications, 2021
review of, Willian Cornish, Intellectual Property: Omnipresent, Distracting,
Irrelevant? Clarendon Lectures in Law, 2002, University of Oxford (Oxford
University Press, 2004), in 1;2 SCRIPT-ed, (Journal of Scottish Centre for Research in
Intellectual Property and Technologies), University of Edinburgh, 350-256 (2004)
CONFERENCE & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
The role of private law in Africa’s economic integration: issues and perspectives, Commentary, NIALS Department of private and property law Seminar, 3rd August 2022
Creative Economy Law and Policy, NIALS Roundtable, Abuja, 27 July 2022
Commercial Law Research Network Nigeria (CLRNN) Stakeholder Conference, Intellectual Property Rights in Nigeria: Contemporary Issues and Urgency for Reforms, ‘Model Legislative Framework for Intellectual Property Administration in Nigeria’, 6 July 2022.
Law and Policy in the Digital Space, NIALS, ‘Intellectual Property Rights Protection in the Digital Economy’, 29 June 2022
‘Law and Law Dispute in Africa: Problems and Prospects’, Lead City University Law Conference 2022, Keynote, 14 June 2022
Remedies for Copyright Infringement, Harvard Copyright X 2022, 18 June 2022
‘Law and Law Dispute in Africa: Problems and Prospects’ Lead City University Law Conference 2022, Keynote, 14 June 2022
NIALS Training Course in Law and Policy in the Digital Space, ‘Intellectual Property Rights Protection in the Digital Economy’, 29 June 2022
‘Unlocking the Innovative Nigerian Youth through IP’, IP Symposium United States Department of Justice (USDOJ)/US Embassy Nigeria Abuja, Making Nigerian IP Infrastructure Work for Innovative Nigerian Youths: Issues and Solutions, World IP Day 2022, 24 April 2022
Role of Intellectual Property in Achieving Digital Economy, Protecting Digital Consumers and Assets, Privacy and Data in a Digital Economy: Regulatory and Cybersecurity Law and Policy Challenges and Prospects in Nigeria, NIALS Webinar Series 25th February 2021
‘How ACJA Impacts Corruption’ NIALS/Macarthur Foundation National Symposium for Federal High Court Justices on Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (ACJA), 24-25, February 2022
‘Enforcement of Citizens Rights in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, NIALS/FMOJ Specialised Training for the Department of Citizens’ Rights themed Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice, 23 February 2022,
Hate Speech and right to freedom of expression in Nigeria, Fake News and Hate Messages: Threat to National Integration and Security, Human Rights And COVID-19 Response Measures, NIALS Webinar, 13 November 2020
Music, Music Publishing and Sound Recording: A Paradigm Shift for Afrobeats, L & A IPR Webinar Series, 15 August 2020 (Moderator)
Intellectual Property Developments and Realities in Nigeria, Intellectual Property Rights, Global Rules, Regional and National Realities, Webinar Series, Afronomics Law In Association With Loyola University Chicago School Of Law, De Montefort University, Leicester, Dalhousie University Schulich School Of Law, Webinar, 13 July, 2020
Role of Intellectual Property in Waste to Wealth in Waste to Wealth: Ensuring A Sustainably Developed Nigeria, NIALS Virtual Roundtable, 12 November 2020
Building IP Alliances, Keynote, Intellectual Property Symposium, Office of the International Intellectual Property and Computer Hacking Attorney Advisor, Department of Justice & Embassy of the US Nigeria, 16 & 17 Sept. 2019, Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos, Theme: The bane of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and piracy: building respect for IPRs as a strategic resource for economic growth
Innovation, Patents and Intellectual Property, Driving National Development through Research and Innovation, Research Fair, Lagos State University, 3rd September, 2019
Power of Idea and the Idea of Knowledge Economy: Lessons Nigeria must Learn in the Emerging Intellectual Property Reform in the Information Age, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Law Student Society Public Lecture 2016, 15 February 2016.
Legal Reform and Africa’s Cultural Industries: Copyright Reform in Nigeria, Africa Innovation 2016, Creativity, Innovation and Legal Reform in Africa, University of California, Irvin, School of Law, United States of America, February 4, 2016
Copyright Institutions and Copyright Reform Approaches, Africa Innovation 2016, Creativity, Innovation and Legal Reform in Africa, University of California, Irvin, School of Law, United States of America, February 5, 2016
A Historical Perspective of Copyright Reform in Nigeria: From Independence Era to Internet Age, ACCE Roundtable on Nigeria’s Emerging Intellectual Property Policy Framework: Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Growth in the Digital Age’, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, 10 December 2015.
Intellectual Property and social media, Roundtable on Social Media, Nigerian Institute
of Advanced Legal Studies, 22 September 2015, Old Court Room, Supreme Court
ISP Liability and Nigerian Copyright Law in the Digital Age, Workshop on Nigeria’s Digital Economy and the Copyright System: Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Growth in the Information Age, organized by African Center for Study Development Research and Civic Education and Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies supported by Google, Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel, Lagos, 15-16 June 2015.
Maintaining Copyright System for the Public Good: The Role of Copyright Exceptions and Limitations in Ensuring Robust Access to Content and Data, Workshop on Nigeria’s Digital Economy and the Copyright System: Challenges and Opportunities for Strategic Growth in the Information Age, organized by African Center for Study Development Research and Civic Education (ACCE) and Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies supported by Google, Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel, Lagos, 15-16 June 2015
IP Paradox and What is Next in the Development of IP System in Nigeria, NIALS Seminar Series, April 2015.
Cloud Services in Nigeria: An Overview of Legal Framework for Data Privacy and
Security, NIALS, December, 2014, Identifying Gaps in Data Privacy and Security in the
Adoption of Cloud Services in Nigeria- A Case Study of Small and Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) and the Education Sector. NIALS-Microsoft Roundtable, Protea Hotel, Apo,
Abuja, 3rd December, 2014
Role of the Courts in the Interpretation and Development of Intellectual Property Law: Nigerian Experience, paper presented at Section on Business Law Conference, Nigerian Bar Association, (SBL-NBA), Eko Hotel, 27th May, 2014
Music Lessons and Collective Administration of Copyright, Nigerian Entertainment Conference 2014, Eko Hotels, Lagos, 23 April 2014
Intellectual Property for Development: Thoughts on Nigerian IP System, NIALS Professorial Chair Symposium, Yar’dua Center April 2014.
Intellectual Property Rights at the Interstices of Private Rights and Public Interests: Evolving Nigerian Framework, Intellectual Property Conference on Deepening the Economic Benefits of Innovation and Creativity in Nigeria, Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, 16th April 2014.
Trademark in Cyberspace: Domain Name Issues, NIALS Roundtable on Cyberspace and Social Media, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja, 25 February, 2014.
Traditional Knowledge in the Global Knowledge Economy, NIALS Intellectual Property Advocacy on Traditional Medicines Knowledge, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos, April, 2013.
Administration of Intellectual Property, IP Management Training Workshop, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, November, 2013.
Intellectual Property Asset Management, IP Management Training Workshop, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, November, 2013.
Where is Intellectual Property Law in Nigeria: Substance and Rationale, NIALS – Open Air International Conference on Intellectual Property Capacity Building for Development: Role of Scholars, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in association with Open African Innovation Research (AIR) Project in association with Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa, held at NIALS, Lagos, November 20, 2012.
Intellectual Property and Development: Narratives and Imperatives for Nigeria’s Economic Development, 50th Anniversary Lecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Faculty of Law, May 2012.
Intellectual Property and Legislative Framework in Nigeria, NIALS Workshop on Legislative Strategic Planning and Management, Nigerian institute of Advanced legal Studies, Lagos, 14-16 May 2012.
Intellectual Property Developments: The Nigerian Experience, Nigerian Bar Association Annual Law Week, Port Harcourt Branch, December 9, 2012.
Legal Regime of Food & Drug Administration in Nigeria, NIALS Roundtable on Food & Drug Law, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Supreme Court Complex, Abuja, March 8, 2012.
Reform of Merchandise Act for the Reform of Merchandise Act and Trademark Act, Discussion Paper, Reform of Merchandise Act and Trademarks Act, Nigerian Reform Commission, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, 2012.
Patenting Natural Resources: Issues and Perspectives, NIALS Roundtable on Natural Resources and Economic Growth, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Supreme Court Complex, Abuja May 31, 2012.
International Relations of IP and the Development Imperatives: Some Reflections on Developing Africa, 31st Annual Congress of ATRIP (International Association of Research & Teaching in IP), Chicago-Kent College of Law, July 29 -August 31, 2012.
Public Health and Access to Medicines: Role of Patent Law in Nigeria, NIALS Roundtable on Health Law and Policy, NIALS Lagos, 9th May 2011
Role of Information and Communication Technology in Intellectual Property Protection, New Media Conference, School of Media and Communication, Pan African University, Lagos August 11, 2010.
Copyright Protection as the Bedrock of Sustainable National Development, Keynote, Annual Conference, Nigerian Publishers Association, 2010
Intellectual Property Crime and its Impact on National Economy, 27th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge University, September 2009
Technical and Legal Development in Copyright and Related rights in the Digital Age: African Challenges, Regional Seminar for African Countries on the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) and the Regional Seminar on the Protection of Performers in Africa, January 26-27, 2009, Lilongwe, Malawi.
Copyright and Pay Subscription Broadcasting in Nigeria, Rights Acquisition and Infringement, Keynote Paper delivered at the National Workshop on Copyright and Pay Broadcasting in Nigeria, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and Nigerian Copyright Commission, 12 – 13 May, 2009, Lagos
Due Diligence and Corporate Governance Ethics in the Public Sector of Nigeria, Annual General Conference of Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, Abuja, 2008.
Intellectual Property Crime: an Overview of Control and Challenges of Modern Trends & Intellectual Property Crime and its Impact on National Economies, 26th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, August 30 – September 6, 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Legal Practice in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects, Annual General Conference, Nigerian Bar Association, 2008, International Conference Centre, August 25-31, 2008, Abuja.
The Gain is More than the Pain: Cost Benefit Perspective of The Regulation and Control of Copyright Based Industries: The Nigerian Experience: 26th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crimes, Cambridge University, August 31-September 7, 2008, United Kingdom.
The Role of IP Administration in Formulating Appropriate IP legislation, Regulations and Procedures; Nigeria’s Experience, WIPO Inter-Regional Forum on Development and Service-oriented Intellectual Property Administration, July 1-2, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland.
Sustaining Justice Sector Reform: Perspectives from The Nigerian Copyright Commission, Seminar on Sustaining Justice Sector Reform, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers, May 24-25, 2007.
Protecting the Gains of Nollywood Under the Nigerian Copyright Act, Nigerian Bar Association, Business Law Section Conference, March 11-14, 2007. Abuja
Film Production and Distribution Industry, Global Conference on “Enhancing the Role of Small & Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs) in Global Value Chains”, OECD Conference within the framework of the OECD Bologna Process on SME & Entrepreneurship Policies, May 31- June 3, 2007, Tokyo, Japan.
Country Report: Enforcement 2006 in Nigeria. Conference on International Law Enforcement on IP Crime, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2007.
Efforts of the Nigerian Government at Combating Piracy through STRAP and other Programmes of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, African Television Programmes Market (MAP-TV), Union of Radio and Television Organizations of Africa (URTNA), March 2-4, 2006 Nairobi, Kenya.
Towards a Profitable Distribution in the Creative Industry: Opportunities & Challenges, Stakeholders Forum, Skymedia Productions, August 15, 2006, Lagos.
Copyright Reforms: Treaty Obligations and Emerging Challenges, Workshop on the Reform in the Legislation and Adjudication of Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Law, September, 27-28, 2006, Abuja.
Role of the Nigerian Copyright Commission in Nurturing and Preserving Arts and Culture, National Discussion on Arts and Culture, Ford Foundation, December 5-6, 2006, Lagos.
Challenges of Intellectual Property Right Enforcement and International Trade Promotion, CTO 2005 United States Consulate, Lagos, Nigeria.
Strategic Action Against Piracy: The Challenge of Enforcement: Partnership and Pathways 2nd Abuja International Film Festival, October 1, 2005, Abuja.
Rights Acquisition; Issues and Perspectives; International Workshop on Sports Rights, Acquisition, National Broadcasting Commission, August 23, 2005, Lagos.
Rights Acquisition for Sports and Other Programmes in Broadcasting, Keynote, Stakeholders Summit on General Issues on Rights Acquisition for Sports and other Programmes, National Broadcasting Commission, Jos, 5th April, 2005. Anti-Piracy: The STRAP Advantage, The Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit, MUSON Center, August 24-26, 2005, Lagos.
Effective Implementation of Copyright Laws for the Distribution and Marketing of Nigerian Films & Videos, Seminar on the Establishment of Effective Distribution & Marketing Networks for the Nigerian Film & Video Industry, Nigerian Film Corporation, March 15 -16, 2005, Abuja.
Nigerian Copyright Commission’s Perspective on Intellectual Property and Piracy in the Film Industry, Conference on the Future of Development of Film in Africa, Communicating for Change, December 2, 2005, Lagos.
Rights Acquisition for Sports: A Gold Mine? Stakeholders Summit on General Issues on Rights Acquisition for Sports & other Programmes, National Broadcasting Commission, Jos, April 5, 2005.
Copyright and the Film Industry: An Appraisal of Evolving Legal Issues, International Forum on Motion Picture Industry in Nigeria, 6th October 2005, Chelsea Hotel, Abuja.
Challenges of Transnational Law Practice: Intellectual Property Law Curricular Approach, American Association of Law Schools, Conference on Educating Lawyers for Transnational Challenges, May 26-29, 2004, Hawaii, USA.
Copyright in Film and Video Recording Under the Nigerian Copyright Law, Film Makers Association of Nigeria USA (FAN) Conference, Washington DC, USA, November 10-11, 2004.
The Right of Performing Artiste, STAGE Seminar on the Business of Performing Art, Women Development Center, Abuja, October 2, 2004.
Economic Implications of Copyright Violations, The 5th Biennial Conference of African Broadcasters, Abuja, 26-27 October, 2004.
Making Room at the Copyright Table: Towards the Development of a Viable Collective Administration of Copyright in the Nigerian Music Industry, Nigerian Music Summit, The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMEAN) in collaboration with African Independent Television (AIT), AIT Dome, Lagos, 17 January 2004.
Copyright Business in Nigeria: An Overview of Law & Practice, NIALS Training Programme, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos, July 2004.
Intellectual Property Law & Development in Nigeria: National & International Perspectives, World Intellectual Property Organisation/World Trade Organisation Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property Law, 2004, Geneva, Switzerland
Trademark Law Developments in sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Perspectives, Conference on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, Fordham University Law School, New York, United States of America, April 2000
Still Groping? An African Reflection on the Global Intellectual Property System, Intellectual Property Law Association, the University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, United States, February, 2001.
Copyright Law and Administration: A Critical Examination of Recent Developments, World Intellectual Property Organisation Regional Conference on Teaching of Intellectual Property in Tertiary Institutions, in collaboration with the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Abuja, September 1999.