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The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry

Trademarks Registry Nigeria

The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry regulates the administration of Industrial Property in Nigeria. This agency is set up under the Ministry of Trade and Investment and is responsible for the registration of Trademarks, Patents and Designs applications in Nigeria.

Address: Commercial Law Department, Trademarks, Patents and Designs
Ministry Of Trade and Investment
No 5 Ndola crescent, zone 5 Wuse Abuja

Phone: +2348092194426 or +2348092194416


National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control

NAFDAC - Regulatory Agencies

NAFDAC is an agency under the Federal Ministry of Health that is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, chemicals and packaged water. NAFDAC’s mission is to safeguard public health by ensuring that only the right quality drugs, food and other regulated products are manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, distributed, sold and used.

Corporate Headquarters Abuja

Phone: +234 9 6718008 or +234 9 5240996

Head Office: 3/5 Oshodi Expressway, Oshodi Lagos

Phone: +234 1 4524259 or +234 1 4524270, 1 4731018


Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)

Nigerian Copyright Commission - Regulatory Agencies

The NCC is a Federal Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Justice, that is responsible for all copyright matters in Nigeria. This agency seeks to ensure the effective coordination and administration of activities relating to copyright, as well as to strengthen the copyright system in Nigeria. The NCC also oversees the establishment and operations of collective societies for the various classes of copyright protected works.

Address: Federal Secretariat Complex,
Phase I, Annexe II, Ground Floor,
Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama District,
P. M. B. 406 Garki,
Abuja (F.C.T)

Telephone: +234) 70 9881 2628                  ~NCC Zonal & Liason Offices~

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Last Updated May 18, 2013

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