A Brief Look at the Provisions of the Nigerian Trade Marks Act.
This month we are providing a quick overview of some of the most salient provisions of the Trade Marks Act 1990, Nigeria.
Trade Mark Register divided into two parts:
PART A Marks registered should be distinctive.
PART B Doesn’t hav
When a company or individual decides to register a Trade mark there is an expectation in Law that the trade mark will be used by that company in the “course of trade”.
In Nigeria, the Trade Marks Act prescribes a period by which, if a mark is no
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks comprises the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (1891) and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement adopted in 1989 and entered into force on Decembe
1. IT’S ALL IN THE NAME
The best Trademarks are those which are inherently distinctive.
Examples of inherently distinctive marks would be where the mark is an invented word applied to goods or services such as “XEROX” for photocopiers, or wor
Our Guide To Opposition Proceedings in Nigeria
An application for a Trademark in Nigeria is subjected to two levels of examination before it can proceed to advertisement in the Trademark Journal.
Firstly, there is the formal examination of t