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IP Developments within the last 12 months

Wed, 06/11/2019 - 13:40

Certain of the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) member states have recently adopted a Protocol on the Protection of Industrial Designs to the Eurasian Patent Convention. This Protocol will introduce a regional system of protection for industrial design patents that will run in parallel with the corresponding provisions already in place for the protection of inventions.   According to the Protocol, Eurasian design patent applications will be filed with the Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO)...


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...


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