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Commercial Law

Contact Numbers: +234 906 248 5443 or +234 906 248 5435

The Department is responsible for the registration, administration, and protection of Industrial Property Right in Nigeria, which is Trademarks, Patents and Designs. It also promotes Industrial Property Right As Tools Of Trade And Industrial Activity:

The Department has two parallel types of filing systems, namely:

  1. Intellectual Property Automation Filing System (IPAS), and
  2. On-Line Filing System.

 

Legal Framework

All the operations of the Department are guided and regulated by:

– Trade Marks Act Chapter 436 Laws of the Federation 1990 (T.13 LFN 2004)

– Patents and Designs Act Cap. 344 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.

 

STRUCTURE:

The Commercial Law Department is made up of four (4) divisions and twelve (12) units.

The Divisions are:

  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Designs
  • Opposition and Litigation

 

The Units are:

  1. Verification Unit (for online filing system only)
  2. Intellectual Property Automated System (IPAS) Front Office Unit
  • Search Unit (Trademarks)
  1. Examiners’ Unit (Trademarks)
  2. Acceptance Unit (Trademarks)
  3. Publication / ICT Unit
  • Opposition and Litigation Unit
  • Certificate Unit
  1. Cash Office for Intellectual Property Automated System(IPAS)
  2. Patent/PCT Unit
  3. Design Unit
  • The Technology & Innovation Support Center (TISC) Unit

TRADEMARKS, PATENT & DESIGN REGISTRY OFFICIAL FEE LIST

s/n PAYMENT CODE                 DESCRIPTION OF FEE         UNIT AMOUNT
          TRADEMARKS    
1. CLD0001 SEARCH FORM (AVAILABILITY) TRADEMARK 1,500.00
2. CLD0002 PRELIMINARY ADVICE ON AVAILABILITY OF TRADEMARK FOR REGISTRATION (optional) TRADEMARK 1,500.00
3. CLD0003 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADEMARKS TRADEMARK 15,000.00
4. CLD0004 APPLICATION FOR ISSUANCE OF TRADEMARK CERTIFICATES TRADEMARK 10,000.00
5. CLD0005 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF DEFENSIVE MARKS TRADEMARK 15,000.00
6. CLD0006 NOTICE OF OPPOSITION TRADEMARK 8,000.00
7. CLD0007 COUNTER-STATEMENT TRADEMARK 8,000.00
8. CLD0008 STATUTORY DECLARATION TRADEMARK 8,000.00
9. CLD0009 (a)PRELIMINARY OPPOSITION (HEARING WITHIN HEARING TO CORRECT IRREGULARITIES (b)SECURITY FOR COST (SUBJECT TO REGISTRAR’S DISCRETION REGULATION.58) TRADEMARK 10,000.00
10 CLD0010 CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS FOR APPLICANT-NAME TRADEMARK 8,000.00
11. CLD0011 CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS FOR APPLICANT-ADDRESS TRADEMARK 8,000.00
12. CLD0012 RENEWAL OF REGISTERED TRADEMARKS TRADEMARK 12,000.00
13. CLD0013 PENALTY FOR LATE RENEWAL OF  TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 5,000.00
14. CLD0014 CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF TRADEMARK CERTIFICATE TRADEMARK 8,000.00
15. CLD0015 CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF TRADEMARK RENEWAL CERTIFICATE TRADEMARK 8,000.00
16. CLD0016 CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF EVERY OTHER FORM OR DOCUMENT (EXCLUSIVE OF SEARCH REPORT SHEET) TRADEMARK 4,000.00
17. CLD0017 REGISTRATION OF ASSIGNMENT WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD TRADEMARK 15,000.00
18. CLD0018 PENALTY FOR LATE REGISTRATION OF ASSIGNMENT OF TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 6,000.00
19. CLD0019 APPLICATION FOR THE PUBLICATION OF ASSIGNMENT OF TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 5,000.00
20. CLD0020 APPLICATION FOR RECORDAL OF MERGER (S) TRADEMARK 15,000.00
21. CLD0021 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF REGISTERED USER OF TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 15,000.00
22. CLD0022 CANCELLATION OF REGISTERED USER TRADEMARK 8,000.00
23. CLD0023 RECLASSIFICATION OF TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 15,000.00
24. CLD0024 APPLICATION FOR RECTIFICATION OF THE REGISTER OF TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 8,000.00
25. CLD0025 APPLICATION TO INTERVENE RECTIFICATION PROCEEDINGS TRADEMARK 20,000.00
26. CLD0026 APPLICATION FOR LEAVE TO CORRECT OR ADD TO REGISTERED TRADEMARK PARTICULARS TRADEMARK 10,000.00
27. CLD0027 APPLICATION FOR THE STATUS OF A TRADEMARK TRADEMARK 5,000.00
28. CLD0028 RESTORATION OF TRADEMARK IN THE REGISTER TRADEMARK 10,000.00
29. CLD0029 SERVICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER STATUTORY FORMS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR IN THE PRESENT SCHEDULE OF FEES; eg FORMS 4, 8, 20, 25, 37, 38, 39, 43, and 51. TRADEMARK 5,000.00
30. CLD0030 TEMPORARY FILE TRADEMARK 1,000.00
31. CLD0031 APPLICATION FOR EXTENTION OF TIME TRADEMARK 10,000.00
32. CLD0032 EXTRACT OF TRADEMARK APPLICATION TRADEMARK 6,000.00
33. CLD0033 PURCHASE OF TRADEMARK JOURNAL TRADEMARK 12,000.00
                             PATENT    
34. CLD0034 APPLICATION FOR PATENT SEARCH PATENT 3,000.00
35. CLD0035 APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF PATENT (NON-CONVENTION) (LOCAL) PATENT 15,000.00
36. CLD0036 APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF PATENT (CONVENTION) (FOREIGN) PATENT 25,000.00
37. CLD0037 ANNUAL RENEWAL OF PATENT (ANNUITY) PATENT 8,000.00
38. CLD0038 PENALTY FOR LATE FILING OF PATENT APPLICATION PATENT 4,000.00
39. CLD0039 PENALTY FOR LATE FILING OF RENEWAL OF PATENT PATENT 4,000.00
40. CLD0040 APPLICATION TO PAY FOR EXTENTION OF TIME TO PAY RENEWAL FEE                       (IN DUPLICATE) PATENT 2,000.00
41. CLD0041 REMOVAL OF MORTGAGEE PATENT 5,000.00
42. CLD0042 APPLICATION FOR ALTERATION IN THE REGISTER OF PATENTS PATENT 4,000.00
43. CLD0043 APPLICATION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERRORS PATENT 2,000.00
44. CLD0044 APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF PATENT DOCUMENTS PATENT 2,000.00
45. CLD0045 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF PATENT CERTIFICATE PATENT 6,000.00
46. CLD0046 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY(CTC) OF EVERY OTHER FORM OR DOCUMENT PATENT 2,000.00
47 CLD0047 APPLICATION FOR EXTENTION OF TIME TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION PATENT 2,000.00
48. CLD0048 ASSIGNMENT OF PATENT PATENT 8,000.00
49. CLD0049 CHANGE OF NAME OF PATENT TITLE PATENT 8,000.00
                        DESIGNS    
50. CLD0050 APPLICATION FOR DESIGN SEARCH DESIGNS 2,000.00
51. CLD0051 SEARCH FORM DESIGNS 1,000.00
52. CLD0052 DESIGN APPLICATION FORM DESIGNS 1,000.00
53. CLD0053 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (TEXTILE) DESIGNS 22,000.00
54. CLD0054 APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (NON TEXTILE) DESIGNS 20,000.00
55. CLD0055 RENEWAL OF NON-TEXTILE DESIGNS DESIGNS 10,000.00
56. CLD0056 RENEWAL OF TEXTILE DESIGNS DESIGNS 12,000.00
57. CLD0057 ASSIGNMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS DESIGNS 10,000.00
58. CLD0058 APPLICATION FOR RECORDAL OF MERGER(S) DESIGNS 10,000.00
59. CLD0059 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF CERTIFICATE OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (TEXTILE AND NON-TEXTILE) DESIGNS 6,000.00
60. CLD0060 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) OF EVERY OTHER FORM OR DOCUMENT FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS DESIGNS 3,000.00
61. CLD0061 APPLICATION FOR ALTERATION IN THE REGISTER OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS DESIGNS 3,000.00
62. CLD0062 APPLICATION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERRORS DESIGNS 2,000.00
63. CLD0063 APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT OF DESIGNS DOCUMENTS DESIGNS 2,000.00

 

 

For more information, please contact the Registry via the following email address:

iponigeria@cld.gov

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