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PROCEDURE FOR TRADE MARK REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA


The registration of trade mark process is administered by the Registrar of Trade Marks at the Trade Marks Registry Abuja. What can be registered as a Trade Mark? Section 67 of the Trademark Act defines a trade mark as: A mark used or proposed to b

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Posted : 22 June, 2017

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

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Posted : 2 May, 2017

Use and Non Use: The Nigerian Trade Marks Act.


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

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Posted : 22 March, 2017

THE MADRID SYSTEM IN AFRICA


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

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Posted : 17 February, 2017

FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADEMARKS


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

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Posted : 8 January, 2017

Opposition Proceedings Made Simple


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

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Posted : 7 July, 2016

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