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Commercial Law Department

REGISTRATION
OF TRADEMARKS UP TO ACCEPTANCE STAGE
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of Applications in the prescribed forms,to wit: -,Form 1,(authorization of agent/power of attorney),-,Form 2,(Application form),-,Form 3 (12,Copies of Representation of Trademark/Bromide).
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of application Fee 5 working days N15,000
(Remita/Manual filling) N16,551 (Online filling)Search fee – (N1,500 Remita/Manual filling) N2,551
(Online filling)
Formal examination of application, data capturing, notification of queries on the application (if any) and issuance of acknowledgement letters 10 working days
Availability search for the trade name 10 working days
Substantive examination of the Trademark 5 working days
Issuance of acceptance/refusal letters 1 working day
PUBLICATION OF TRADEMARK JOURNALS
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Collation of data of accepted Trademarks
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of collated accepted marks Two working
days
N/A
Publication of the Journal 30 working days
OPPOSITION/OBJECTIONS TO TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of statutory forms to with:
Form 6 (Notice of Opposition);
Form 7 (Counter Statement);
Form 8 (Notice to the Registrar of attendance at hearing);
Statutory declaration for both parties;
Reply to statutory declaration.
Opposition to be filed within sixty,days
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of payment/filling date 5 working days N8,000 for,each filling except extension of time which is N10,000 for extension of time,(Remita/Manual filling)

N10,770 for,each filling except extension of time which is N12,728 for extension of time)

CTC of,opposition documents/rulings,§,N4,000 (Remita/Manual),§,N6,364 (Online)

Service of processes on parties 5 working days
Communication of extension of time (if any) 5 working days
Fixing and service of hearing date 5 working days
Opposition hearing (quasi-judicial) 10 working days
ISSUANCE OF TRADEMARK CERTIFICATES
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Time-lapse of 2 months after publication of trademark journal
Submission of FORM 10 (application for Registration of Trademark)
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of payment 5 working days N10,000 (Remita/Manual Filling)

N11,551 (Online Filling)

Request affected files from compactus/filling room 1 working day
Send file to opposition unit for clearance 5 working days
Allot Registered Trademark Number (RTM). 1 working days
Prepare Certificate 1 working day
Send to the Chief Registrar for Signature 1 working day
TRADEMARKS RECORDAL/USER DOCUMENTS (Renewals/Assignments/Mergers/Registered Users/Changes
of name and Address/Amendments/CTC
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of the requisite statutory forms to with:
Form 12 – Renewal Form
Form 16 – Assignment
Form 17 – Registered User/Merger
Form 19 – Change of Address
Form 21 – Correction of Clerical error
Form 22 – Change of Name
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of payment 5 working days Form 12 – N12,000
Form 16 – N15,000
Form 17 – N15,000
Form 19 – N8,000
Form 21 – N8,000
Form 22 – N8,000
CTC,- N4,000
CTC of Certificate – N8,000
Request affected files from compactus/filling room 1 working day
Issuance of relevant user documents 5 working days
REGISTRATION OF PATENT
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of applications in the prescribed forms to
with:
Form 1A (Application Form for Local Patent)
Form 1B (Application Form for Foreign Patent)
Form 2 (Authorization of agents Form)
Form 3 (Form for specification of Patent)
Detailed submission of Patent specifications and claim
Submission of drawings if any.
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of application fee payment 5 working days N15,000 for local patent/on convention
(Remita/Manual filling)
N17,624 (Online filling)
N25,000 for foreign
patent/convention (Remita/Manual filling)
N27,416 (Online Filling)
Notification of queries on the application (if any) and issuance of acknowledgement letters 2 working days
Formal examination of application and issuance of acceptance/refusal letters. 10 working days
Issuance of Patent Certificate. 1 working day
PATENT RECORDAL/USER DOCUMENTS(Renewals/Assignments/Mergers/Registered Users/Change of name and Address/Amendments/CTC
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of the requisite statutory forms to with:
Renewal Form
Assignment
Registered User/Merger
Change of Address
Correction of Clerical error
Change of Name
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of payment 5 working days Renewal – N8,000 (Remita/,N10,770 (Online)
Assignment – N8,000 (Remita/,N12,728 (Online)
Merger,-,N8,000 (Remita/,N10,770 (Online)
CTC of Certificate – N6,000 (Remita/N7,833 (Online)
CTC of other Doc – N2,000,N3,623 (Online)
Amendment– N2,000 (Remita/N3,916 (Online)
Penalty for Late Filling – N4,000 (Remita/N6,854
(Online)
Preliminary Patent Search – N3,000 (Remita/N3,916
(Online)
Alteration in the Registrar – N4,000 (Remita/6,854
(Online)
Extension of time – N2,000
(Remita/ N2,623 (Online)
Request affected files from compactus/filling room 1 working day
Recordal in the Register of Patent 1 working day
Issuance of relevant user documents 5 working days
REGISTRATION
OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of the requisite statutory forms to with:
Form 1A (Application form for textile design
Form 1B (Application form for non-textile design)
Form 2 (Authorization of agents form)
Submission of 4 design representation of the design to be registered.
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of application fee 5 working days N20,000 for non-textile design
(Remita/Manual filling
N23,624 (Online filling)
N22,000 for textile design
(Remita/Manual filling)
N25,415 (Online)
Notification of queries on the application (if any)
and issuance of acknowledgement letters
1 working day
Formal examination of application and issuance of
acceptance/refusal letters
1 working day
Issuance of Patent Certificate 1 working day
DESIGN RECORDAL/USER DOCUMENTS,(Renewals/Assignments/Mergers/Registered
Users/Change of Name and Address/Amendments/CTC
REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS
Submission of the requisite statutory forms to with:
Renewal form
Assignment
Registered User/Merger
Change of Address
Correction of Clerical Error
Change of Name
PROCESSES TIMELINES FEES
Verification of payment 5 working days Renewal – N8,000 (Remita/,N10,770
(Online)
Assignment – N8,000 (Remita/,N12,728
(Online),-,N8,000 (Remita/,N10,770 (Online)
CTC of Certificate – N6,000 (Remita/N7,833 (Online)
CTC of other Doc – N2,000,N3,623 (Online)
Amendment– N2,000 (Remita/N3,916 (Online)
Penalty for Late Filling – N4,000 (Remita/N6,854
(Online)
Preliminary Patent Search – N3,000 (Remita/N3,916
(Online
Alteration in the Registrar – N4,000 (Remita/6,854
(Online)
Extension of time – N2,000
(Remita/ N2,623 (Online)
Request affected files from compactus/filling room 1 working day
Recordal in the Register of Design 1 working day
Issuance of relevant user documents 5 working days