US, Nigeria Meet On Intellectual Property, Move Against Counterfeiters

United States Mission in Nigeria and the American Business Council, in partnership with the Nigerian Government and members of the private sector, met in Lagos, Monday, on Intellectual Property (IP).

DAILY POST reports that the symposium theme, “The Bane of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals and Piracy”, brought together stakeholders including senior officials from federal ministries, departments and agencies, legislators, lawyers, business, technology leaders and agreed on aggressive but concerted efforts against counterfeiters of drugs, cream, music, films, books, electronics, food items, etc.

In attendance were Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye; Chief Executive, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Mr. Babatunde Irukera, D-G of Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), Mr. John Asein, D-G, National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC), Dr. Olusegun Ojo, top officials of the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Customs Service, among others.