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OLPC: Nigeria’s Registrar Finds No Proof KONYIN Registration Was Extended

“I have some news for you regarding the litigation against OLPC
in Nigeria. It seems the litigation, ostensibly regarding an
allegation of patent infringement, is based on an expired design
registration.

“The Registrar for Trade Marks, Patents & Designs at the
Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry has just sent OLPC
Nigeria’s law firm, Kusamotu & Kusamotu, a letter in response
to an inquiry as to whether the inventors of the KONYIN keyboard
had gotten an extension to their design registration or if it had
expired…”

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