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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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