New Trademarks Journal Published in Nigeria – Dated February 28, 2020

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The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria has published a new Trademarks Journal dated February 28, 2020.  The Journal titled Online Trade marks Journal Vol. 1, No. 2., covers trademark applications filed online using the Registry’s online system. 

Background

Feb 2020Pursuant to section 19 of the Trademark Act, notice is hereby given that applications have been received for registration of the following trade marks.

Any person who has grounds of opposition to the registration of any of the marks advertised in the journal has two months from the date hereof [to] give notice to the Registrar of such opposition.

Such notice shall be in writing and in the prescribed manner setting out the ground and shall be submitted in duplicate. On completion of the preliminary proceeding, both the opponent and the applicant shall within one month, file with the Registrar their briefs of argument with copies of the legal authorities relied upon therein.

All communications relating to Trade Marks should be addressed to the Registrar of Trade Marks, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, P.M.B. 88, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

The goods in respect of the following Trade Marks are in classes 1-34 of schedule 4, and service marks in classes 35-45.

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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 275 Articles
Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: uakpotaire@nlipw.com

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