Nigeria

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition — single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On absolute and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from registration

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures 

Filing Requirements

  • Certified copy of the priority document if claimed
  • If the intended mark is a device only, then a name of the device should be indicated

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published after grant
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
ANNUITIES
Maintenance fees are payable annually
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Specification, claims and abstract in English (required at the time of filing)
  • Formal drawings, if applicable (required at the time of filing)
  • Assignment of Invention  (While the scanned copy should be submitted at the time of filing, the original may be submitted at any time thereafter.)
  • Priority document with verified English translation (can be late filed within three months)

Bodies: Berne Union, Marrakesh VIP Treaty, Patent Law Treaty, PCT Union, WIPO, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

 

Conventions: Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, Berne Convention, Marrakesh VIP Treaty, Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Patent Law Treaty, Rome Convention, WIPO Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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P.O. Box 11-9421

T. +961 5 45 48 88
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E. nigeria@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.