Trademark registration in Nigeria: peculiarities of the procedure

If you want to conduct financial activities using your company trademark in Nigeria - you should undergo the registration procedure. It takes 1 year with proper work with documents and registration authorities. Lawyers of Law&Trust are ready to undertake this task.

The cost of trademark registration in the Nigeria

The data is relevant for today 22.11.2019 - 00:33

Country Comprehensive review Registration service Registration certificate Total
Trademark registration in Nigeria
First class, Word mark OR Logo
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
First class, Word mark AND Logo:
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
First class, Word mark OR Logo
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
First class, Word mark OR Logo
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
First class, Word mark OR Logo1250.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo1116.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD


Step 1
Free Consultation *
During the free consultation, our experts will assist you in selecting the most optimal class under the ICGS
Step 2
Preliminary Check
Our lawyers will carry out an expert assessment of the emblem/logo/TM, ensuring it complies with the necessary requirements and the degree of resemblance between your trademark and already registered TM
Step 3
You can agree with us on the most convenient payment method
Step 6
Obtaining a Certificate
On request, the certificate of registration can be delivered to you via courier service
Step 5
The registrar reviews the application and attached documents; the procedure can be done without the client necessarily being present
Step 4
Submission of Documents
After completing a power of attorney, our specialists collect and prepare the necessary documents (including statement of use) and submit the application for trademark registration

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The official authority regulating the registration and the use of trademarks in African States is the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization. It provides protection for the French-speaking states of Africa, which were previously colonies.

The foregoing also applies to Nigeria. The above system allows registration in one of 16 African countries, while the protection of trademark is applicable to other states from the list. These include the Central African Republic, Chad and several other countries. The process itself is carried out in full compliance with the international classification.

Another peculiarity is that it is possible to submit application for one class of activity in Nigeria. If you plan to use the trademark for several classes at once, you will have to submit additional applications. Only in the abovementioned case the use of trademark will be legitimate one.

Obtaining permission for registering a brand name in Nigeria

In order to obtain permission for registration, it is necessary to make sure that the created trademark is not plagiarized and does not have similar trademarks in African states. For the foregoing, preliminary search is carried out among previously registered trademarks. If there are no problems, you can proceed to the procedure.

Registration of trademark in Nigeria

Registration process is carried out in accordance with several stages:

1. The application is submitted. It is compiled in English, which is official language in Nigeria. The trademark for which registration is required is attached to the application. It can be image, text, sound or combination of these elements.
2. Search for similar trademarks is conducted among previously registered ones.
3. If your trademark is unique, its registration is carried out.
4. Registration certificate is issued.

Registration of trademark in Nigeria is rather complicated process. Any mistake in the submitted documents can lead to refusal, and then you will have to go through all the stages again. Contact the lawyers of Law&Trust to avoid the abovementioned. We guarantee successful completion of the registration procedure for protected trademark, which you will soon be able to freely use!

It is possible to clarify the cost of providing the set of services for collection and preparation of documentation for registration of trademark in Nigeria with the lawyers of Law&Trust International. More detailed information concerning each stage of preparation and registration of trademark in Nigeria can be specified by our highly qualified experts by phone, in chat or during personal conversation in the office of Law&Trust International. Registration of trademarks in various countries of the world is one of the main directions of our work.

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