Nigeria: Trademarks, Patents and Designs Journal Publication

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On December 31, 2013, the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry published a new trademarks journal.  The journal titled ‘Trademarks, Patents and Designs Journal Vol. 3 No. 1′, contains pending trademark applications and notifications of patents granted by registry in Nigeria. The deadline for filing opposition to applications is February 28, 2014.

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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 Trademarks, Patents and Designs Journal Vol. 3 No. 1′.

Any person who has grounds of opposition to the registration of any of the marks advertised in the journal has two months from February 28, 2014 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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