GEM, COSON partner on intellectual property rights
By Benjamin Njoku
In a bid to properly educate and enlighten the Nigerian populace and the entertainment industry in particular, the Growth and Empowerment Project,GEM, funded by the World Bank and domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Industry,
Trade and Investment, has entered into a new partnership with Copyright Society of Nigeria,COSON, Nigeria’s wave-making collective management organization. In the partnership, GEM has domiciled at COSON House, a just developed tool kit for education in intellectual property with emphasis on copyright, aimed at ensuring a well-rounded, global understanding of the subject in Nigeria.
At a meeting held at the boardroom of COSON House, Ikeja, on Thursday, during which the partnership was sealed, Mr. Bello Abba Yakasai, Cluster Manager, GEM Project, said that the initiative was borne out of the need to engender a culture of respect for intellectual property rights among practitioners in the industry and users of intellectual property in the country.”