New Procedures for Filing Trademarks, Patents and Designs in Nigeria

13 Jun 2018

ABUJA – Pursuant to new procedures adopted by Nigerian Trademark Office, filing of trademark, patent and design applications now will go through a new payment confirmation procedure. This means that the filed application goes to the account department for payment verification, which can take up to one week, it then returns to the Ipas to be assigned a number bearing the receipt date. The date it receives at the Ipas will be the date of filing. 

This process affects filing with priority date, as the priority date would have passed during the payment verification.

On the other hand, the system of Nigerian Trademark Office has been programed to input class headings, as most of the specified list of goods already filed are not being listed. Though the application may list the specified goods, its acceptance form and certificate will list the class heading. 

For more information, please contact our office in Nigeria at: Nigeria@agip.com 



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