IP Developments Archive


Please note that the developments listed on this page may not be the most up-to-date. For a list of developments in Intellectual Property within the last 12 months, please go to the following page :-

IP Developments within the last 12 months

Intellectual Property

Archived IP Developments

Wed, 06/11/2019 - 13:10

We are pleased to advise that the industrial action in Nigeria that we recently reported on this website has now been called off and normal activities have resumed at the IP Registry.   We will contine to monitor this situation, and will post further updates as necessary.

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:18

We have been advised that the official activities of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (the coordinating Ministry for Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry) were shut down yesterday, 31st October 2019, due to industrial action. It is not known when normal activities at the Registry are likely to resume, but until then we expect to experience delays in the processing of our IP applications.   We are monitoring developments in this regard and will update you...

Fri, 04/10/2019 - 11:20

It has just been announced that Samoa has deposited its instruments of accession for the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement for the International Registration of Industrial Designs and the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the international registration of appellations of origin and geographical indications. The PCT and Hague Agreement will enter into force in Samoa on 2nd January 2020. The Geneva Act will enter into force after the accession of five...