ADVANTAGE & IMPORTANCE OF TRADEMARK IN NIGERIA

ESSENCE OF TRADEMARK REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA The trademark registration in Nigeria has various importance. A trademark is a recognizable word or words, phrase, logo, symbol, signs or expressions registered at the Trademark Registry to represent or identify a company, products, or services to distinguish its brand from others in the commercial market, hence, it is [...]

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PROCEDURE FOR NOTAP REGISTRATION

NIGERIA NOTAP REGISTRATION  The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) is a government agency with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology charged with the responsibility of implementing the acquisition, development, and transfer of foreign technology into Nigeria. It is governed by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion Act CAP N62 [...]

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WHERE TO REGISTER TRADEMARK IN NIGERIA

WHERE TO REGISTER TRADEMARK The best place where a trademark can be registered in Nigeria is the place of a trademark agent, who mainly lawyers. A trademark agent such as the Resolution Law Firm maintains two offices in Lagos and an office in Abuja where a trademark application can be submitted for registration. Resolution Law [...]

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TOP INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRMS IN NIGERIA

IP LAW FIRMS IN NIGERIA There are several major intellectual property law firms in Nigeria. The intellectual property law firm engages in various IP matters, which include copyright registration, patent filing, trademark registration, industrial design registration, intellectual property rights enforcement among others. Intellectual property rights are governed by various intellectual property laws such as the [...]

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ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

FORMS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN NIGERIA The enforcement of intellectual property rights in Nigeria involves various judicial and administrative mechanisms. The intellectual property right is an intangible property right, which is protected under the law. The intellectual property connotes all forms of copyrights; Inventions in all fields of human endeavour; Industrial designs; and Trademarks, [...]

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TRADEMARK OPPOSITION IN NIGERIA

TRADEMARK OPPOSITION PROCESS NOTICE OF OPPOSITION TRADEMARK A trademark opposition in Nigeria is an administrative proceeding, similar to a civil federal lawsuit, before the Opposition Office at the Trademark Registry in which one party seeks to prevent another from registering a proposed or an accepted trademark. A trademark is a branch of intellectual property that [...]

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FILING FOR A PATENT IN NIGERIA

FILING FOR A PATENT IN NIGERIA Patents are exclusive monopoly rights granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria to an inventor, which preludes another inventor from exploiting the proprietor’s invention without his consent. Patents protect new inventions and cover how things work; what they do; how they do it; what they are made of and [...]

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FIGURATIVE AND SERVICE MARK REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA

  SERVICE MARK REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA FIGURATIVE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION Registering service mark and figurative trademark in Nigeria underscores the protection of the registered mark against anyone who would intend to register an identical or similar mark or use the mark without the consent of the owner; it also connotes the protection, as it is a [...]

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TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS IN NIGERIA

A Trademark when registered grants to the proprietor exclusive rights to use his trademark in relation to the goods and services it was registered for and also institute an action in Court for the infringement made on such trademark or to prevent the unauthorized use of the mark (s). But in the case of an [...]

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PROCEDURES AND COST FOR TRADEMARK AND PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA

HOW TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK & LOGO IN NIGERIA The trademark registration in Nigeria provided for by Trade Marks Act LFN 1990 is one important way to protect and distinguish someone's trade symbols in Nigeria. Registering a trademark in Nigeria is the only way to protect a unique brand for goods or services in the [...]

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