Nigerian Trademark Law

Nigerian trademark law is governed by the Nigerian Trademark Act 1990. Implementation is the primary challenge the Nigerian trademark system faces; Nigerian Intellectual Property Office, which is not automated, is known to experience severe backlog. Hence, efforts are being made to streamline the trademark registration process.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is the trademark registration process in Nigeria?
What happens when there is opposition to the trademark application?
What is the duration of trademark protection in Nigeria?
Are there any alternatives to TM Act protection in Nigeria?
Are unregistered trademarks protected under Nigeria’s trademark law?

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