The Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria has published a new Trademarks Journal dated May 2, 2017. The Journal titled Trademarks Journal Vol. 1, No. 1., covers trademark applications filed manually at the Registry in Abuja. The Deadline for filing opposition to applications published in the Journal is July 1, 2017.
The last journal was published on March 31, 2016 and this newly published journal has been much awaited.
The Journal contains over 4,000 trademark applications including marks filed between 2012 and 2015.
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 Trademarks Journal Vol. 1, No. 1.
Any person who has grounds of opposition to the registration of any of the marks advertised in the journal has two months from May 2, 2017 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.