Nigeria

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority cannot be claimed
Renewal7 years from the filing date, and every 14 years thereafter
There is no specified grace period, but the Registrar must advertise the non-renewal of marks in the Journal, and renewal can be made up to 1 month from the date of advertisement
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark within a period of 5 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without a priority claim
PCT national phase
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesRenewals are payable on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date.
There is a 6 month grace period available
DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years, extensible for two further periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewals are due for payment on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.
There is a 6 month grace period available