The Guidelines on Development of Intellectual Property Policy for Universities and R&D Institutions highlights how each R&D institution could formulate and implement their intellectual property policy to protect tangible research products such as inventions, industrial designs, Know-How etc in order to make them demand driven and economically viable.
The Guideline also serves as a document which the University/R&D institutions can adopt to formulate their intellectual property policy, create Public awareness and promote utilization of intellectual property for the benefit of the society.
The Patent Information and Documentation Centre (PIDC) Flyer is a publication containing technology information in patent documents. The Flyer provides basic information on the establishment of the Patent Information and Documentation Centre (PIDC).
It also contains basic information on patent, and the contents of patent documents. It highlights the roles and the advantages of the patent system worldwide and further provides information on patent law and the procedure for the registration of patent in Nigeria.
The Guidelines on Submission of Requests for NOTAP’s Assistance in Patenting of Inventions is published to enlighten potential patentees on the need to conduct start-of-the-art search on inventions to be patented and the procedure for drafting appropriate patent specifications in the patent application forms and to facilitate the filing and processing of the application for patent.
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) was set up to facilitate and encourage technology transfer, stimulate the promotion of indigenous technology and develop local technological capability. In pursuance of the mandates, the Office embarked on many programmes to promote the growth and acquisition of technology by industrial enterprises. The publication of this Directory is one of the efforts made to provide access to foreign technology suppliers in order to stimulate economic growth and development.
The Directory contains the list of suppliers of foreign technology agreements entered with Nigerian entrepreneurs as at December 31, 1999. The Directory is not exhaustive as there are many other suppliers of technology who are not listed there but who are equally credible and competent. The Directory is useful for prospective entrepreneurs as it is highly informative and highlights major industrial sectors in Nigeria where there are needs and opportunities for investment. The Directory will also serve as a guide to the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and SMEs particularly, when sourcing for technology transferors and/or foreign technical partners/investors for industrial projects.
The Guidelines on the Acquisition of Foreign Technology is an update of the 2002 publication entitled ‘Revised Guidelines on Acquisition of Foreign Technology under Decree No 70 of 1979 (As amended by Decree No 82 of 1992).’ The publication is intended to create increased awareness on the procedure, practices and trends in Technology Transfer Negotiations in Nigeria.
The main objectives of the Revised Guidelines are to:-
- ensure the effective assimilation and diffusion of foreign technology within a specific time-frame at fair and equitable contractual terms:
- create better understanding in the implementation and interpretation of the NOTAP Act to enhance the capabilities of Nigerians.
- Improve the quality of agreements submitted to the office in order to facilitate their evaluation and registration within the shortest time;
- Serve as a guide in the drafting of technology transfer agreements by Nigerian parties.
This edition contains the new policy on Trade mark and the revised Registration fee charged by the Office for its services. It also reflects the proper citation of the law that set up the Ofice.
Question and answers on registered industrial design
The book provides information on industrial designs protection in the form of questions and answers which may be of interest to the creative mind.
The basic questions which were answered in the book will be useful to those who may wish to protect their industrial designs.