About Developing Africa Group
Welcome to DAG
Developing Africa Group is UK based Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Commercialization organisation, dedicated to the using IPR as a means of developing Africa by creating jobs, trade services and enabling the much-needed development opportunities in Africa.
It seeks to achieve this goal by cultivating an IPR development platform across various sectors that will enable ordinary Africans to discover their IPR, register it and be given access to the international market to commercially exploit their IPR.
Trademark Violation Crowdsourcing
Globally, the trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals is worth up to $200bn (£150bn) annually.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says 42% of all fake medicines reported to them between 2013 and 2017 were from Africa.
AFCFTA Digital Network (Demand and Supply Matrix)
30 million Africans live in extreme poverty and 68 million live on less than $5.50 per day.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion.
Public Private Partnership (PPP) Digital Services
There is less than 1 hospital bed per 1,000 people in Nigeria.
Nigeria's infrastructure deficit is estimated at $100 billion annually, which is 189.77% above the 2021 federal budget, projected at $34.51bn. With such a gap, the Nigerian government is incapable of addressing the country's infrastructure needs on its own.
Entertainment Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
According to PWC, piracy accounts for 7% of global trade, but Nigeria is home to 80% of pirated international CDs.
Piracy and counterfeiting constitute major hindrances to development of intellectual property rights in Nigeria while actively hindering the growth and development of the media and entertainment industry.
Latest News & Blog
Nigeria regulator seeks $70M penalty in lawsuit against Meta
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian advertising regulator has sued Meta, accusing the owner of Facebook and WhatsApp of publishing unauthorized ads and seeking a 30 billion naira ($70 million) fine. The lawsuit filed in a local court by the […]
Nigeria: The Legal Implications Of Sampling Music Under Nigerian Law
Authors Femi Olubanwo , Olumide Osundolire and Ifeanyi Ugbechie-Egbumoke In 2019, Ajibola Muyiwa Danladi, popularly known as ‘Danny Young’ brought copyright infringement proceedings against Tiwa Savage and her then record label, Mavin Records, on the grounds that Tiwa Savage allegedly lifted lyrics from his […]
JOEBOY TAKES ASA’S 300 MILLION NAIRA COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT FOR JOKES
In a recent discord brewing between Asa and Joeboy, the Fire on the Mountain singer has issued a copyright lawsuit against Joeboy for “Contour.” Nigerian musician Joeboy uploaded a letter from Asa’s Lawyers that contained claims of a copyright lawsuit […]