It is the Registry in the Ministry that is statutorily responsible for the registration, protection and administration of Trademarks in Nigeria in accordance with the Trademarks Act, T13 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The Registry was established under the Trademarks Act 1967 as an office responsible for the registration, protection and administration of Trademarks in Nigeria.
In 2018, as part of the reform of the then Commercial Law Department, two Registries were created, each with the status of a Department and headed by Chief Registrars, SGL. 17.
Since then, the two Registries, Registry of Trademarks and the Registry of Patents and Designs have existed separately and independent of each other.
MANDATES OF THE TRADEMARKS REGISTRY
· Registration, Protection and Administration of Trademarks Rights of registered users in Nigeria.
· Generating and sustaining investor confidence in Nigeria through the protection of Industrial Property Rights.
· Rendition of the Registrar’s Annual Report to the Honourable Minister in line with Section 48 of the Trademarks Act Cap T13 LFN