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[VIDEO NEWS] WIPO launches new service for safeguarding digital assets



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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) launched a new online business service, WIPO PROOF, that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
WIPO PROOF complements the Organization’s existing intellectual property (IP) systems by helping innovators and creators take verifiable actions to safeguard the many outputs of their work on the journey from concept to development to commercialization.

Innovative and creative activities in today’s increasingly digitized world are often global and collaborative, producing a vast array of data files containing valuable content that can easily fall prey to misuse or misappropriation.

This content can range from trade secrets to scripts, musical scores and other creative works, to research results, large data sets, artificial intelligence algorithms, or any business record.

All of these should be treated as intellectual assets and be independently and securely documented at every stage of development, regardless of whether they eventually become formal IP rights.

WIPO PROOF provides an efficient tool for creating evidence of the existence of an asset’s digital files at each specific point in time, helping mitigate the risk of future legal disputes, as well as laying a foundation for any eventual registration of a formal IP right.

“In a highly dynamic global economy where value is increasingly based on human activity enabled by digital technologies and big data, it is critical to be able to prove that you were in possession of your intellectual asset’s digital files. WIPO PROOF helps innovators and creators better protect their digital outputs and represents a significant step in expanding WIPO’s suite of services that meet the demands of the digital economy”, said the WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry.


By creating a date- and time-stamped fingerprint of a digital file, WIPO PROOF provides a sort of digital notary service, offering a trusted, cost-effective and efficient service worldwide. WIPO PROOF joins WIPO’s market-leading IP services for patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and arbitration and mediation.


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Country Manager, LUNO Nigeria, Owenize Odia





Country Manager, LUNO (Nigeria), Owenize Odia introduces the platform to more Nigerians on the International Women’s Day [IWD 2019].

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Head, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, David Idoru





Standard Chartered Bank on Monday 09, 2019, officially launched its Digital Bank in Nigeria.

The Digital Bank will initially offer savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposits (with the option of joint accounts) along with Lending and Wealth Management solutions.

For both existing and new to bank clients, the new SC Mobile 2.0 comes with several benefits including:

• Zero charge on all interbank transfers

• Zero charge on SMS Notification

• Zero charge on ATM withdrawals

• Performing funds transfer without adding beneficiaries

• Generating a soft token for all transactions

• Free bank card delivery nationwide

• Account management and service request

Head, Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, David Idoru in this video explains further…

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Ecobank, Google collaborate to keep children learning during the COVID-19 pandemic




  • This collaboration will help children study online and stay on top of their education

Ecobank Group, the pan-African Bank, is leveraging its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As COVID-19 continues to affect everyone’s lives, Ecobank is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of its customers across Africa.

With social distancing being enforced and schools closed, parents are looking for ways to help children keep up with their learning and homework.

Ecobank is helping to raise awareness of locally relevant, globally applicable and accredited literacy and learning apps that support parents’ efforts to educate their children at home.

The apps are free on the Google Play Store, with specific apps available in local languages.

Ecobank is conscious of children’s online safety and security, especially as they spend more time at home and online.

Ecobank encourages parents across Africa to join Google’s ‘Online Safety for Families & Parents’ webinar, which will be hosted on YouTube on Thursday 7th May at 11:00 AM GMT.

To join the webinar, just click the live link HERE.

Head, Group Consumer Banking Ecobank, Nana Abban, said: “We believe that children are Africa’s future. At this unprecedented time, it is more important than ever that parents use technology to help their children continue to learn and improve their knowledge. Ecobank is committed to closing the literacy and digital skills gap in Africa, and therefore ensuring that the education of Africa’s future generation of leaders does not suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Countries across Africa have historically had limited access to educational platforms. We are leveraging on our distribution network to make access to education as easy as the tap of an app, keeping children educated and enlightened at the same time, whilst also keeping them safe online” Nana Abban added.

A range of literacy apps are available now from the Google Play Store for Android devices.

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