Johnson Bryant

Johnson Bryant

JOHNSON BRYANT is a full service Commercial Law firm with a tradition for excellence in the perfection of its client’s instructions. Our client base is exceptionally diverse due to our extraordinary capacity to tailor work to meet specific client needs.

LIQUIDATED MONEY DEMAND AND THE SUMMARY JUDGMENT PROCEDURE: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THE DECISION IN NIGERIA PORT AUTHORITY v AMINU IBRAHIM & CO

*Ogechukwu Obi LL.B(Lagos) B.L

INTRODUCTION

Conducting a full trial is cost intensive and time demanding particularly in cases where the Claimant has a good case and the Defendant has no reasonable defence to the claims. Lack of good defence will precipitate diverse tactics to forestall trial and frustrate the claims of the Claimant. The saying that ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’ is the fate of a litigant in a personal action who dies before he could obtain and enforce judgment in his favour. To abridge time and procedure in cases where it is apparent that a full trial will occasion injustice,

TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

TRADEMARKS AND BAD FAITH REGISTRATION

OYELUDE SIMILOLUWA: ASSOCIATE: JOHNSON BRYANT

Introduction

The registration of a trademark in a certain jurisdiction confers protection and rights on the proprietor with respect to the use of the trademark. Every nation or jurisdiction also holds the obligation to protect registration and prevent trademarks piracy. There are several trademarks squatters in our jurisdiction today and efforts should be made to vacate the squatters.

Trademarks can be referred to as “brands names” used by manufacturers to identify their products[1] A trade mark can also be described as a recognizable sign,

THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS BILL (2018): IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESSES IN NIGERIA

 

Ogechukwu Obi*

 

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, nothing distinguishes more than the ability to simplify highly complicated situations. This is what the new Companies and Allied Matters Bill (the Bill) aims to achieve. The Bill has reduced to the barest minimum, the herculean processes encountered by small and medium enterprises with respect to giving their business outfits legal identity. Although the bill is yet to come into existence, its provisions shall be examined briefly.

The first thing the Bill seeks to achieve is to repeal the existing Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 (the Act).

THE RIGHT OF FOREIGN COMPANIES TO SUE IN NIGERIAN COURTS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF CONTRACT BY FOREIGN COMPANIES:

The decision OF THE SUPREME COURT in Citec int’l estates ltd v edicomsa int’l inc & associates.

 

The relevant sections applicable to enforcement of contracts by foreign company and the right of foreign companies to sue in Nigerian courts are sections 54, 55 and 60(b) of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Cap C20 Laws of the Federation (CAMA). Section 54(1) of CAMA prohibits a foreign company from engaging in business in Nigeria without incorporating as a legal entity under CAMA. Section 54(2) of CAMA provides that any act done in violation of Section 54(1) shall be void.

The Defence of Fair dealing in Nigerian Copyright Law: Tradeoffs between Owner and User

Background

The idea of copyright is indicative of two rights – the right of the copyright owner to enjoy the fruits of his labour on the one hand and right of the copyright user to benefit from the copyright work on the other hand. There has been a serious attempt at over-emphasizing the first right beyond its boundaries whilst suppressing the user’s right. Over the years and since the inception of copyright laws much of the discussions on copyright were centred on the protection of the right of the copyright owner, while little attention was paid to the public’s right in relation to copyright work.

Corporate Governance in Nigeria: A Legal Trajectory

Corporate governance mechanisms and controls are designed to reduce the inefficiencies that arise from moral hazard and adverse selection. There are both internal monitoring systems and external monitoring systems. Internal monitoring can be done, for example, by one (or a few) large shareholder(s) in the case of privately held companies or a firm belonging to a business group. Furthermore, the various board mechanisms provide for internal monitoring. External monitoring of managers’ behaviour occurs when an independent third party (e.g. the external auditor) attests to the accuracy of information provided by management to investors. Stock analysts and debt holders may also conduct such external monitoring.

Rubik’s Cube puzzled after losing EU trademark battle

It’s the familiar multicoloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years and is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time.

But on Thursday – after a 10-year legal tussle – Rubik’s Cube lost a key trademark battle after the European court of justice (ECJ) said its shape was not sufficient to grant it protection from copycat versions.

The eponymous puzzle, invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and architect Prof Ernő Rubik, is popular among young and old, with more than 350m cubes sold worldwide.

UK company Seven Towers,

Johnson Bryant’s Website is Redesigned and Enhanced

We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned Johnson Bryant’s Website.   We want visitors to know who we are & what we do and we also believe in sharing our knowledge. The goal of our redesign is to bring all of this together in a streamlined site, where users will be able to quickly locate and access information.  Our Website Team has worked collaboratively to put together a new website rich in information and resources for our visitors. The website will feature new types of content and will be updated on a regular basis,