This is a welcome surprise! The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria has published six new Trademarks Journal dated January 30, 2018. The Journal titles range from Vol. 1 to 6 and cover trademark applications filed using the registry’s online filing system. The Deadline for filing opposition to applications published in the Journal is April 12, 2018.
Each Journal typically contains about 4,000 trademark applications and so with six volumes, that is a lot of trademarks getting published and possibly a whole lot of opposition applications.
Pursuant to section 19 of the Trademark Act, the Trademarks Registry in Nigeria through the publication of this trademark journal gives notice to the public that applications have been received for registration of the marks contained in Online Trademarks Journal Vol. 1, Nos. 1-6.
Any person who has grounds of opposition to the registration of any of the marks advertised in the journal has approximately two months from the date of publication (April 12, 2018) to register their opposition.
Such notice should be filed in writing (in duplicate) and set out the grounds for opposition.
The Journals contain marks published in Classes 1-34 of schedule 4, and service marks in classes 35-45.