Uncategorized

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – NIGERIA

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – NIGERIA PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA WHAT IS A PATENT? A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which is a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent grants the …

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – NIGERIA Read More »

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – PART 2 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

THE PROCEDURE FOR PATENT APPLICATION THE APPLICATION TO THE PATENTS REGISTRAR An application to the Patents Registrar shall consist of: A request for a patent signed by the applicant or his agent; containing the applicant’s full name and address. If the address is outside Nigeria, there should be an address for service within Nigeria; A …

PATENT REGISTRATION IN NIGERIA – PART 2 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Read More »

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (IV)

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (IV) Having discussed the protection afforded by copyright and the steps involved in registering copyright in the first three parts, we shall now look at the exceptions to copyright protection provided under the Copyright Act. EXCEPTIONS TO COPYRIGHT PROTECTION It is important to note that to every general rule there is an exception, …

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION IN NIGERIA (IV) Read More »

TRADE MARK REGISTRATION IN OAPI

OAPI (African Intellectual Property Organization) encompasses the majority of African French-speaking countries. The most distinctive characteristic and advantage of OAPI is that a single trade mark registration is automatically effective in all its member states, without the possibility of designating individual member states. Member states do not have national Intellectual Property Laws. OAPI provides a centralized system for …

TRADE MARK REGISTRATION IN OAPI Read More »