Six New Trademarks Journal Published in Nigeria

Trademark Journal

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.

Trademark JournalEach 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.

Background

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.

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About Ufuoma Akpotaire 163 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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