Susan Chioma Omeh has emerged winner of the 2021 IP First Essay Competition organised by IP First Group with sponsorship by Stillwaters Law Firm and Bridgeforte Attorneys in commemoration of the 2021 World IP Day.
The theme of the essay was “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”.
For her feat in winning the competition, which was declared on June 2, 2021 by the coordinator named Amala Umeike, she receives an award of ₦200,000.
“Everyday, SMEs come up with intelligent ideas to better our economy but soon fold up due to lack of finance, theft of these ideas, absence of technology, inability to establish a distinct product image as well as inability to properly compete.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of a robust intellectual property system for better SMEs. When SMEs leverage on the exclusivity offered by a robust IP system; utilize IP finance; maximize the distinctiveness provided by the trademarks and designs system; and leverage on IP asset valuation and management, we all would benefit from an economy whose major contributors are made more equipped to serve us all.”