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 on the same in due course.