September 2, 2018
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Written by Todd Baker
Edited by Lynn Patra
This article was originally published on UpCounsel.
What Is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) is a general term for the rights recognized by Nigerian law for creations of the mind, including:
- Patents – rights granted to inventors for novel and useful inventions.
- Trademarks – rights granted to businesses relating to the branding of their goods and services (company, product and service names).
- Copyrights – rights granted to authors for tangible expressions of ideas (art, literature, music, software code, architectural plans).
- Trade secrets – rights granted to businesses relating to their unique and valuable intangible assets (business processes, client and customer lists, procedures, practices, formulae, research notes, market data).
Types of Patents
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July 16, 2018
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The following infographic, submitted by Circa Interactive, summarizes elements of effective business management models. In terms of change management, for instance, check out what this infographic says about growth and change, the role of company culture, and barriers to change. This is followed by an informative overview of change management programs.
To run successful businesses, entrepreneurs must adopt new management strategies that promote staff retention, revenue generation, and workplace culture. This is in addition to exhorting rank-and-file staff to support change programs. Failing to do so can be costly for a business.
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