The Protection of Well-Known / Famous Trade Marks in Nigeria
Trade Mark protection is territorial. By this we mean for a trade mark owner to sue for infringement of his trade mark or to prevent others from registering marks similar or identical to his mark, he must have a valid trade mark registration in the c
An action for Patent Infringement must be brought in the Federal High Court in Nigeria.
The action can be brought when a third party, without the consent of the patent holder, makes, import, sell products or applies the subject matter of the
Section 26(1) and (2) of the Trade Marks Act 1990, provides for the assignment of a registered Trade Mark.
Assigning a Trade Mark means transferring ownership from one party to another.
The party who is transferring ownership is refe
As we have discussed previously, an application to register a trademark is subject to Opposition by third parties.
If a rights holder misses the opposition deadline and is unable to object to the registration of a mark is there any recourse against
For a prospective owner of a Trade Mark the emphasis is usually on securing the registration of the mark. However, once a trade mark has been registered it is also important to ensure that any changes affecting the registration are duly notified
Grounds for Refusal of a Trade Mark and Requests for Disclaimers – Nigeria
In Nigeria an application for the registration of a Trade Mark can be refused by the registrar on either Absolute or Relative Grounds.
The Grounds for the refusal of a trade mark application are set out in Sections 11, 12 and 13 of the Trade Marks A