Trademark Class 5: Pharmaceutical, Veterinary and Sanitary Preparations in Nigeria

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June 2, 2016 — In registering trademarks in Nigeria, you may apply for the mark to be registered under one or more of the 45 classes. Each class represents a distinct class of goods or services and for each application, you must pay a separate registration fee.

In a previous article, we reviewed filing trademarks in Class 32. In this article, we review some of the goods which fall under Class 5 of trademark classification in Nigeria.

What is Class 5 All About?

Under Nigerian Law, Class 5 as it pertains to trademarks includes pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations. Specific examples of goods which may be classified under Class 5 include drugs classified as antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, anticoagulant, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-itch; Vitamins; Minerals; Supplements; Pesticides, Parasiticides, Preparations for destroying vermin; Fungicides, Herbicides, and other Repellents; Bath preparations for medical purposes; Deodorizers (other than for human beings or animals); Herb Teas for medicinal purposes; Food for babies; Material for stopping teeth, dental wax; and disinfectants.

You would NOT use Class 5 if you were registering:

-Furniture, Mirrors, Picture, etc (Class 20)

-Leather and Imitations of Leather (Class 18)

-Coffee, Rice or Tea (Class 30)

Current examples of trademark applications filed in Nigeria in Class 5 include Huggies, Pedialyte, Pediasure, Popupon baby diapers etc.

This article is intended to provide general information about the subject matter. Professional legal advice should be sought about specific circumstances.

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Bob is a Senior Editor and Content Development Manager at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch. He holds a BS degree, with a major in biochemistry. He works directly with the Newsroom Team. His focus areas are technology and innovation, and pharmaceutical technology. Email: baroture@nlipw.com