Global Intellectual Property Center

Nigeria

Nigeria

Primary Sources

  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act (Chapter 19) (1998)
  • Capital Gains Tax (Act No. 44 of 1967, as last amended by Act No. 45 of 1999) (1999)
  • Companies and Allied Matters Act (Chapter 59) (1990)
  • Copyright (Amendment) Decree No. 42 1999 (1999)
  • Copyright (Amendment) Decree No. 98 1992 (1992)
  • Copyright (Collective Management Organizations) Regulations, 2007 (2007)
  • Copyright (Levy on Materials) Order, 2012 (2012)
  • Copyright (Reciprocal Extension) Order, 1972 (L.N 32 OF 1972) (1972)
  • Copyright (Security Devices) Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Copyright (Video Rental) Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Copyright Act (Chapter C.28, as codified 2004) (2004)
  • Copyright(Optical Discs Plants) Regulations, 2006 (S.I No. 66 of 2006) (2006)
  • Criminal Code Act (Chapter 77) (1990)
  • Criminal Procedure Act (Chapter 80) (1990)
  • Customs & Excise Management Act (CEMA) (1990)
  • Cyber Security Bill 2011
  • Cybercrime Bill (2014)
  • Designs Rules 1971 (1971)
  • Drug Labelling Regulations 2005 (2005)
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act 2002 (2002)
  • Evidence Act (Chapter 112) (1990)
  • Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009 (2009)
  • Federal High Court Act, Chapter 134, 1973 (1973)
  • Herbal Medicines and Related Products (Labelling) Regulations 2005 (2005)
  • High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja (Civil Procedure) Rules
  • National Information Technology Development Agency Act (2007)
  • Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Bill (2010)
  • Patents and Designs (Additional Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order of 1972 (1972)
  • Patents and Designs (Convention Countries) Order, 1971 (L.N. 95 of 1971) (1971)
  • Patents and Designs Act of 1971 (Chapter 344) (1990)
  • Patents Rules 1971 (1971)
  • Personal Income Tax (PITA) Decree No. 104 of 1993 (1993)
  • Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (2016)
  • Trade Marks Act (Chapter 436) (1990)
  • Trade Marks Regulations 1967 (1967)

Secondary Sources

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