Nigeria 

Trademark - Nigeria

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa International keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration

Process

Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa International will accompany you every step of the way.

Nigeria

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Unavailable

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

8 days

Time until registration

3 years

Opposition Period

60 days

Use requirement period

5 years

Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  List of goods and/or services.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Registration Certificate.
  •  Copy of the last certificate of renewal (if applicable).
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, simply signed.
  •  Declaration and Statement of Case.
  •  License agreement.

Remarks: All documents should contain a verified English translation.

Local Presence

Our office - Nigeria

77 Awolowo Road Lagos


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WIPO to open two new offices in Africa

Following the 2016 WIPO Assemblies, its member states have agreed to increase the number of physical offices into new frontiers. As such, going into the future, WIPO will have two offices located in the continent of Africa, located in Algeria and Nigeria. These offices will provide the opportunity of expanding the accumulated knowledge of African IP while also serve the purpose of increasing the awareness to WIPO’s services and furthering the goal of international cooperation, concerning Intellectual Property, among all the member-states of WIPO. Algeria and Nigeria won over other applying countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Kenya. According to Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement dating from August 7th, "The offices of Algiers and Abuja will preserve and promote Africa' interests in WIPO areas of actions". The Nigerian Copyright Office has also addressed the bid victory by saying that “A WIPO Office in Nigeria will, among others, position Africa to make better use of specific fit-for-purpose WIPO services to strengthen Nigeria/Africa’s creative and innovative sectors (…)”. Further diplomatic talks are underway to open four more offices until the end of this decade.

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