WIPO Nigeria Office

The WIPO Nigeria Office (WNO) was established in Abuja in January, 2020 to promote awareness raising, training and capacity building in the field of intellectual property (IP), and across WIPO's global services in Nigeria.

The WNO strives to provide an excellent, trusted and responsive institutional sub-Saharan presence for WIPO in Nigeria, which adds clear value, efficiency and effectiveness to the Organization’s program delivery, provides timely responses to inquiries and offers support to the Organization’s cooperation and services in Nigeria.

In particular, through close engagement with the Nigerian Government and IP stakeholders in Nigeria, the office will expand the knowledge, accessibility, awareness and strategic use of IP for economic, social and cultural development in Nigeria.

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WIPO National Design Competition 2023

Application deadline is September 29, 2023.

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Nigerian women bring the World IP Day theme alive through Spoken Word Poetry

Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity

Loveth Liberty, Maryam Bukar (Alhanislam) and Elizabeth Umoru combine to deliver a moving spoken word poetry reflection on the theme of the World IP Day 2023. Credit: By Nasara Creative for WIPO.

Your intellectual ability is limitless: Umoru Elizabeth

Ms. Umoru Elizabeth, Spoken Word Poetry. Credit: By Nasara Creative for WIPO.

The extraordinary is what you do best: Maryam Bukar (Alhanislam)

Ms. Maryam Bukar (Alhanislam), Spoken Word Poetry

Guard your intellectual property: Loveth Liberty

Ms. Loveth Liberty, Spoken Word Poetry

Resources for young IP learners in Nigeria

Accelerate! Women and IP

This comic spotlights the story of a young female creative, Ijeoma, and her mum, Nkiru, who despite gender-based challenges, demonstrate outstanding ability as creatives and innovators. This WIPO comic book is inspired by the 2023 World IP Day theme, and though primarily geared towards encouraging students from 8 to 15 years’ old that they have a place in the IP system, higher-level students and adults will be able to draw inspiration from this too.

Author(s): Comicsdi, WIPO | Publication year: 2023.

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