TRADEMARK REGISTRATION OFFICE
TRADEMARK AGENT IN NIGERIA
The trademark registration office in Nigeria is a place where a trademark agent or lawyer can be contracted for a trademark filing. A trademark agent such as the Resolution Law Firm maintains two offices in Lagos where a trademark can be submitted for registration. The addresses of the Firm’s trademark registration office in Lagos are as stated below:
|50/52. Toyin Street, Opposite Water Parks, Ikeja, Lagos|
Maku Houe, NO 109, Awolowo Road, Opposite Standard Chartered Bank, Ikoyi, Lagos,
A Trademark is a recognizable word or words, signs or expressions registered in the Trademark registry to represent or identify a company, products or services to distinguish its brand from others. Accredited agents appointed with a Power of Attorney for the Applicant file a Trademark at the Trademark Registry Abuja.
A trademark to be accepted by the registry for filing must contain at least one of the following as provided under Section 9 of the Trade Mark Act:
Filing a trademark application in the Trademark, Patents and Design Registry in Nigeria requires that the applicant complies with the requirements of the Trademark Act. The filing is done by an accredited agent who is a lawyer specialized in trademark field to provide legal advice and process the application.
The basic requirements and procedure for Filing of a Trademark application are:
Before an applicant can proceed with the trademark registration process, there is a need to identify and instruct trademark agents or lawyers in Nigeria, who will help with the filing and processing of the application at the Trademark Registry. Only an accredited agent can use the trademark registry online registration process.
Trademark Registration Office
The central trademark registration office in Nigeria is the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry, which is located in Shehu Shagari Way, Commercial Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment Abuja, Nigeria. However, every trademark applicant must hire the services of a trademark-accredited agent for any trademark registration. A trademark agent like the Resolution Law Firm has trademark registration offices in Lagos Island and Mainland. The firm has a representative office in Abuja and also receive trademark application request applicants outside the Lagos and Abuja through email and phone.
Finally, under the Nigerian law individuals or companies can apply to register trademarks, however, trademark filing is done through accredited agents, usually, lawyers who are specialized in filing trademarks at the Trademark Registry in Abuja.
By Intellectual Property Law Department at the Resolution Law Firm