Today in Abuja, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the President of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa announced that the center will partner with the National Intellectual Property Rights Office of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments in organizing the World Intellectual Property Day – Nigeria scheduled for the 26th of April, 2022.
This was the outcome of the partnership meeting the center held today with the leadership of the National Intellectual Property Rights Office led by their Chief Registrar, Bar. Mrs. Stella Ezenduka on a courtesy call.
Ugwumba Uche Nwosu used the opportunity to thank the Chief Registrar for finding the Center as a worthy partner and expressed his gratitude to the Hon. Minister of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments, His Excellency, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo for always being part of the programs of the Center.
As the Director of the Commercial Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments, in whose office is domiciled the National Patents and Design Registry, Mrs. Ezenduka said, they identified the Ugwumba Leadership Center as an important stakeholder that encourages youths to venture into productive enterprises that would in the long run generate series of intellectual property creations, which shall become subjects of patents and designs protection.
According to her, “your strategic role in the ecosystem has necessitated our call for partnership with your organization in order to sensitize the youths and entrepreneurs across the country on the importance of intellectual property rights protection as a key to economic growth. We are therefore inviting your organization to partner with us in organizing this year’s World Intellectual Property Day, which is an annual event promoted by the World Intellectual Property Organization to celebrate inventors, innovators and creators, globally.”
Also speaking, the Executive Director of the Center, Mr Remy Chukwunyere said that the theme of the year’s WIPD celebration, IP and Youths: Innovating a Better Future is apt as the center has a community of over 10,000 startup founders and entrepreneurs, whose innovations need to be protected against infringements.
Other members of the delegation from the Patents and Designs Registry included: Bar. (Mrs.) Jane Igwe and Bar. Eno-Obong Usen.
To God be the glory!