The federal government has recorded another milestone by launching the first Intellectual Property Automated System (IPAS) in 100 years.

The IPAS is a world acclaimed system of automated processing of applications for the registration of trademarks, patents and industrial designs.

It is a part of government’s efforts to transform the Nigerian Industrial Landscape. It was launched by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga.

According to Mr Aganga, the system would enhance the confidence of both the local and international communities and further encourage local and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country.

With the implementation of the IPAS, Nigeria will join 16 countries, out of the 53 on the African continent, who have deployed the service for their use.