Nigeria: Top 20 Trademark Filers from 2016


January 9, 2017 — The NLIPW Trademarks Team have compiled a report on top trademark filers in Nigeria from 2016. The report shows MTN Nigeria Communication Limited topping the list with over 90 trademark applications.  The Data used in compiling the report is based on ongoing research being conducted by the NLIPW Trademarks Team and our compilation of trademark applications filed in Nigeria.

Other companies that made the list are provided below:

  1. MTN Nigeria Communication Limited (93 records);
  2. Exxon Mobil Corporation (71 records);
  3. Le Holdings Ltd. (55 records);
  4. WACOT Limited (49 records);
  5. Orion Corporation (48 records);
  6. Bayer Intellectual Property GMBH (47 records);
  7. Brooks Brothers Group Inc. (46 records);
  8. ASCO Investment Ltd. (42 records);
  9. OLAM International Limited (39 records);
  10. Zimmer GMBH (35 records);
  11. Hyde Energy Limited (35 records);
  12. Bolloré (Societe anonyme) (34 records);
  13. Google Inc. (28 records);
  14. Apple Inc. (28 records);
  15. Heritage Bank Plc. (26 records);
  16. Retail World Limited (25 records);
  17. Nestlé Skin Health S.A. (23 records);
  18. Novartis AG (23 records);
  19. Artsana S.P.A. (23 records);
  20. Philip Morris Products S.A. (22 records)

Please let us know if you identify any errors or discrepancies. For more information on filing trademarks in Nigeria, please email

This above report is based on estimates and is only intended to provide general information about the subject matter. Professional legal advice should be sought about specific circumstances.

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