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PROCEDURE FOR PATENT REGISTRATION

STEP 1: SEARCHES

Before a Patent can be protected, our firm will be notified to conduct search for the availability of the Patent whether it is existing, pending or expired at the Federal Ministry of Trade Investment, Abuja Nigeria

The following are required for filing a non-PCT application in Nigeria;

  • Power of Attorney
  • Assignment of invention
  • Specification, Claims, drawings, and abstract in English
  • Certified copy Power of priority application and , if necessary, a certified translation into English

REQUIREMENT FOR FILING A PCT APPLICATION IN NIGERIA;

  • Power of Attorney
  • Assignment of invention
  • Specification, Claims, drawings, and abstract in English
  • Copy of PCT international publication

STEP 2: GENERAL

When a Patent is applied for; after a successful search, Original signed and sealed Acknowledgement form and Acceptance letter will be received from the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment Registry, Abuja Nigeria and it will be delivered to your office for record purposes

DURATION

Upon receiving the Original signed and sealed Acknowledgement form and Acceptance letter the certificate will be applied for and issued, which means the Inventor/Company owns the mark for 20 years from filing date and renew for further period of 20 years.

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