Trademark Watch Series in Nigeria – September 2017 Trademark Applications

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NLIPW Trademarks Law Volume 3 Number 6

TM Watch Vol. 3 No. 6

(Trademark Applications Filed in Nigeria between August and September 2017)

September 30, 2017

Content:

This article is part of a series that highlights a few trademarks filed in Nigeria. Specifically, this issue highlights trademark applications filed between August and September 2017.

Olamide Live in Concert Entertainment Applies to Trademark “Olamide Live in Concert” in Class 16 in Nigeria

An application has been filed for the registration of the mark “Olamide Live in Concert” at the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Abuja.  The application was lodged on September 19, 2017.

The application was filed in Class 16 .

Specifically:

“Class 16 – Paper cardboard and goods made from these materials not included in other classes printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs ; stationery; adhesive for stationery or household purposes; artist materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office registers (except furniture) ; instructional and teaching materials (except apparatus); plastic printers for packaging (not included in other classes); playing card; printers type printing blocks.”

The application is currently awaiting the Registrar’s decision.

Apple Inc. Applies to Register “LivePhotosKit logo”, Animoji”, “Truedepth”, and “Airpower” and more, all  in Class 9 in Nigeria

119374Between August and September 2017, Apple Inc. filed quite a number of trademark applications in Nigeria. Multiple applications were filed for the registration of the following marks:

  • LivePhotosKit logo in Classes 9 and 42
  • Animoji in Classes 9, 28, and 42
  • Truedepth in Class 9
  • Airpower in Class 9
  • Apple in Class 38
  • True Tone in Class 9
  • Apple Logo (Black)
  • Lightning Bolt Device (Air Power) in Class 9
  • Face   ID (Stylized) in Class 9

The majority of the marks were filed in Class 9 specifically covering:

“Computers; computer hardware; handheld computers; tablet computers; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; telephones; mobile telephones; smartphones; wireless communication devices for the transmission of voice, data, images, audio, video, and multimedia content; network communication apparatus; handheld digital electronic devices capable of providing access to the internet and for the sending, receiving, and storing telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data; wearable computer hardware; wearable digital electronic devices capable of providing access to the internet, for sending, receiving and storing of telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data; smartwatches; smartglasses; smart rings; wearable activity trackers; connected bracelets [measuring instruments]; electronic book readers; computer software; computer software for setting up, configuring, operating and controlling computers, computer peripherals, mobile devices, mobile telephones, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable devices, earphones, headphones, televisions, set top boxes, audio and video players and recorders, home theatre systems, and entertainment systems; application development software; computer game software; downloadable pre-recorded audio, video and multimedia content; computer peripheral devices; peripheral devices for computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, televisions, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; wearable peripherals for use with computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, smart rings, earphones, headphones, televisions, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; biometric identification and authentication apparatus; accelerometers; altimeters; distance measuring apparatus; distance recording apparatus; pedometers; pressure measuring apparatus; pressure indicators; monitors, display screens, head mounted displays, and headsets for use with computers, smartphones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, smartglasses, televisions, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; virtual and augmented reality displays, goggles, controllers, and headsets; 3D spectacles; eyeglasses; sunglasses; spectacle lenses; optical glass; optical goods; optical apparatus and instruments; cameras; flashes for cameras; keyboards, mice, mouse pads, printers, disk drives, and hard drives; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; digital audio and video players and recorders; audio speakers; audio amplifiers and receivers; motor vehicle audio apparatus; voice recording and voice recognition apparatus; earphones; headphones; microphones; televisions; television receivers and monitors; set top boxes; radios; radio transmitters and receivers; user interfaces for on-board motor vehicle computers and electronic devices, namely electronic control panels, monitors, touchscreens, remote controls, docking stations, connectors, switches, and voice-activated controls; global positioning systems (GPS devices); navigational instruments; navigation apparatus for vehicles [on-board computers]; remote controls for controlling computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, set top boxes, speakers, amplifiers, home theatre systems, and entertainment systems; wearable devices for controlling computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, smart watches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, set top boxes, speakers, amplifiers, home theatre systems, and entertainment systems; data storage apparatus; computer chips; batteries; battery chargers; electrical and electronic connectors, couplers, wires, cables, chargers, docks, docking stations, and adapters for use with computers, handheld computers, computer peripherals, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, and set top boxes; interactive touchscreens; interfaces for computers, computer screens, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, televisions, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; protective films adapted for computer screens, mobile telephone screens, and smartwatch screens; parts and accessories for computers, computer peripherals, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, and set top boxes; covers, bags, cases, sleeves, straps and lanyards for computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smartwatches, smartglasses, earphones, headphones, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; selfie sticks; chargers for electronic cigarettes.”

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA also trading as SHARP CORPORATION Applies to Register “SHARP Be Original” in Classes 9, 11, and 38 in Nigeria

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA also trading as SHARP CORPORATION has lodged separate applications to register the trademark “SHARP Be Original” at the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry in Abuja.  The applications for the registration were filed on September 13, 2017 in Classes 9, 11, and 38.

Specifically:

“Class 9 – LCD television receivers; television receivers; smartphones; mobile phones; facsimile machines; optical disk players; optical disk recorders; hard-disk video recorders; electrostatic copying machines; printers; scanners (data processing equipment); computers and their peripherals; tablet computers; electronic dictionaries; information displays with touch panels; batteries; photovoltaic cells and modules for generating electricity; solar batteries; photovoltaic apparatus and installations; television receivers having function of mirrors; liquid crystal display monitors having function of mirrors; self-propelled security systems consisting of video surveillance cameras, loudspeakers and burglar alarms; electric switches; inverters [electricity]; electrophoresis apparatus, not for medical purposes; measuring or testing machines and instruments; detectors [electric or magnetic meters and testers] for microorganisms; cash registers; electric or magnetic meters and testers; wattmeters; parts and accessories for the aforesaid goods.

Class 11 – Ion generating apparatus for air purifiers for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric automatic ion generating apparatus (self-propelled) for household purposes; electric automatic ion generating apparatus (self-propelled) using a cloud computing network for household purposes; air conditioners for household purposes and industrial purposes; air purifiers for household purposes; dehumidifiers for household purposes; humidifiers for household purposes; electric refrigerators for household purposes; electric super heated steam ovens for household purposes; electric super heated steam ranges for household purposes; electrical rice cookers for household purposes; electric tea makers for household purposes; hair dryers for household purposes; futon driers for household purposes; electric laundry dryers for household purposes and industrial purposes; household electro thermic appliances for beauty or sanitary purposes; household electro thermic appliances; electric lamps and lighting apparatus; cooking apparatus and installations for industrial purposes; dish drying machines for industrial purposes; disinfectant apparatus for industrial purposes; air-conditioning apparatus [for industrial purposes]; ion generating apparatus for air purifiers for industrial purposes; electric water heaters; electric laundry dryers for industrial purposes; beverage dispensing machines for household purposes; aerating beverage dispensing machines for industrial purposes; beverage dispensing machines for industrial purposes; parts and accessories for the aforesaid goods.

Class 38 – Electric vacuum cleaners for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric automatic vacuum cleaners (self-propelled); electric automatic vacuum cleaners (self-propelled) using a cloud computing network; electric cleaning robots for household purposes; electric vacuum cleaners for futons for household purposes; electric washing machines with laundry dryers for household purposes; electric washing machines for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric dishwashers for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric wax-polishing machines for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric food blenders for household purposes and industrial purposes; electric juicers for household purposes; porter robots (self-propelled) for industrial purposes; electric vacuum cleaners for industrial purposes; electric washing machines for industrial purposes; electric dish washers for industrial purposes; electric juicers for industrial purposes; electric food blenders for industrial purposes; electric peelers for industrial purposes; food cutting, chopping and slicing machines for industrial purposes; electric wax-polishing machines for industrial purposes; chemical processing machines and apparatus; ultrasonic washing machines for industrial purposes; parts and accessories for the aforesaid goods.

The applications are currently awaiting the Registrar’s decision in Nigeria.”

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited Applies to Register “9pay & Device”, “More News”, “More Tunes”, and more in Nigeria

117971Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited which was previously doing business as Etisalat Nigeria but now operates as 9mobile has filed multiple trademark applications in Nigeria.

Multiple applications were filed for the registration of the following marks:

  • Ig9nite and Device (series of two) in Class 16, 35, 38
  • 9pay & Device in Class 16
  • More News in Class 16
  • More Tunes in Class 16
  • More Credit in Class 16
  • More Backup in Class 16

The applications were filed on September 12, 2017 with the majority of the application filed in Class 16.

Specifically:

“Class 16 – Prospectuses; paper, and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.”

The marks are currently awaiting the Trademark Registrar’s decision.

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

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