On This Day in Trademark History in Nigeria – July 24

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This article is part of a series that looks at trademark applications that were filed in Nigeria on specific dates over the past few years.

RAY POWER Trademark Application Filed in Nigeria

RAY POWEROn July 24, 2007, Daar Communication Plc filed an application (TP. 176816/07) in Nigeria to Register “RAY POWER” in Class 38 for telecommunication in Nigeria.

About Ray Power

In the early 90’s, DAAR Communications Plc was granted approval to operate an independent radio station in Nigeria. Raypower 100.5 fm was launched in Lagos as the first 24 hour broadcast service station in Nigeria as well as the first private independent broadcasting station in the country. It became an instant success allowing for immediate feedback on sensitive socio-political, economic and cultural issues. Raypower 100.5FM has since grown expanding to over ten locations across the country.

mPedigree Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria

On July 24, 2015, mPedigree Network Nigeria Limited filed separate applications to register “mPedigree” in multiple classes in Nigeria. The applications were filed in Classed 42 and 45.

Classes 42 (NG/TM/O/2015/63981) – Scientific and Technological Services and Research and Design relating thereto: Industrial Analysis and Research Services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.

Class 45 (NG/TM/O/2015/63982) – Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals.

About mPedigree

mPedigreemPedigree offers consumers protection from counterfeit drugs and enables manufacturers to combat the sale of counterfeit products. The company was launched in Ghana in 2007 but has since expanded the technology to 12 other countries including Nigeria, India and Kenya. Using mPedigree, buyers can verify the authenticity of medicines for free by text-messaging a unique code found on the product to a universal number. This request is routed to mPedigree’s servers and consumers receive a quick response to authenticate their purchase. This system saves the lives of poor people who are especially vulnerable to insecure drug supply chains, thus building confidence and trust in the healthcare system.

For more information on filing trademarks in Nigeria, please email trademarks@nlipw.com

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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

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