The Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Nigeria (IPLAN) has inducted more than 200 Clinicians into its prestigious Intellectual Property (IP) Clinic.

The induction ceremony, held virtually, marked a significant milestone in the development and promotion of intellectual property law expertise across Nigeria.

The IP Clinic, a flagship initiative of IPLAN, aims to provide Africa’s Creative Industry with access to IP Professionals while providing specialized training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to lawyers and law students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in intellectual property law.

In a statement, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of IPLAN, Mr. Folarin Aluko, emphasized the importance of taking deliberate steps to building a culture of respect for intellectual property rights and innovation in Africa.

He highlighted the role of the IP Clinic as a catalyst for providing creators with the tools and resources needed to navigate the fast evolving landscape of innovation.

“We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of talented lawyers into the IPLAN IP Clinic. Further information about the Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Nigeria and its initiatives could be accessed on www.iplan.org.ng” said Mr. Aluko.

He added “The Clinic aims to provide education, pro bono and accessible legal assistance on Intellectual Property issues to Nigerian Creators and Innovators. This will unleash the potential of Nigeria’s creative industry and serve as a catalyst for economic growth.”

The IP Clinic Coordinator, Ms. Damilola Alabi expressed optimism at the turnout, charging participants to be dedicated and focused.

Participants expressed their enthusiasm for the opportunity to join the IP Clinic

One of the participants, Legal Counsel, Fatima Abdullahi said “Being inducted into the IPLAN IP Clinic is a tremendous honor and a testament to the value of continuous learning in the legal profession. I look forward to leveraging this experience to better serve my clients and contribute to the development of intellectual property law in Nigeria.” –

Another participant, Chinedu Okoye also said “As a young lawyer, the IPLAN IP Clinic provides an invaluable platform for me to deepen my understanding of intellectual property law and connect with industry experts. I am grateful for this opportunity to expand my professional network and enhance my skills in this specialized field.” –

One of the IP Lawyer, Grace Adewale said “I applaud IPLAN and Mr. Aluko for their commitment to promoting excellence and professionalism in intellectual property law. The IP Clinic represents a significant step forward in strengthening the capacity of legal practitioners to address the complex challenges facing the IP landscape in Nigeria and beyond.”

The induction ceremony concluded with a pledge to uphold the highest ethical standards and contribute to the advancement of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. IPLAN reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the professional development of its members and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity in Nigeria and Africa.

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