CORA/Arterial Network Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday 9 February 2018, with a leading full service commercial law firm, Ajumogobia & Okeke, for pro bono professional legal advisory services to Nigerian artists and creative industry entrepreneurs, under an initiative called Arterial Nigeria Enterprise Support Programme (ESP).
Subject to the terms of the MoU, Nigerian artists and creative entrepreneurs, who are members of CORA/Arterial Network Nigeria, will enjoy free legal advisory on their projects and business documentation. These benefits will include pro bono general legal advisory services to CORA/Arterial Network’s members on Intellectual Property protection, advice in contract negotiations (exclusive of contract drafting), sponsorship, tours and agency. The law firm will also assist members, on pro bono basis, in trademark registration and protection, copyright notifications, brand protection and licensing. Members will be guided by the law firm, on pro bono basis, in the preparation of legal documents required for processing credit facilities with banks, especially the Bank of Industry’s facilities for the creative industries.
These legal advisory services will be available for artists and creative entrepreneurs who are members of CORA/Arterial Network Nigeria living and working in Lagos (and its environment), Abuja (and its environment) and Port Harcourt (and its environment).Next Article
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