This is to notify the Public in General, Owners of Trademarks, Patent and Design Rights Owners and Legal firms/IP Practitioners that the Registry for Trademarks, Patents & Designs, Commercial Law Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment, Abuja shall commence the digitization of its Trademarks data with effect from 1st October, 2015.
2. The objectives of the data capture exercise include the creation of a digitized database that would amongst others:
(i) Modernize and accelerate work process as well as service delivery;
(ii) Improve on the credibility of documents issued by the Registry;
(iii) Facilitate the conduct of electronic searches by both the Registry and stakeholders; and
(iv) Boost the confidence of investors in the Nigerian Economy.
3. The Registry therefore implores Right Owners, Agents, IP Practitioners and Stakeholders to demonstrate understanding and co-operation while this process lasts and to ensure that all their records with the Registry and promptly updated and/or renewed on/or before 28th September, 2015.
4. For further inquiries, please contact any of the following:
(i) Olusegun Adekunle (Registrar/Project Coordinator) Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com, Tel: 08033143326;
(ii) Stella Ezenduka (Asst. Chief Registrar/Project Manager) Email: email@example.com, Tel: 08033348806;
(iii) Eno-obong Usen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.comTel: 07031651652
An official notification in this respect is hereby attached.
Eno-obong Usen For: Registrar.