Procedure for registration of Patent in Nigeria

Procedure for registration of Patent in Nigeria

December 09, 2019

Procedure for registration of Patent in Nigeria

Registering patents in Nigeria is quite easy. Here is the procedure:

  • The first thing to do in order for you to get a patent registered is to conduct a search. This will show if the patent has been registered by another person or not.
  • A petition or request for a patent signed by the applicant or his agent and containing the applicant’s full name and address is to be made;
  • A specification, including a claim or claims in duplicate; plans and drawings, if any, in duplicate;
  • Where appropriate, a declaration signed by the true inventor requesting that he be mentioned as such in the patent and giving his name and address;
  • A signed power of Attorney or authorization of agent if the application is made by an agent;
  • An address for service in Nigeria if the applicant’s address is outside Nigeria; and payment of the prescribed fee must then be made.

Once granted, a patent is valid for 20 years.

618 Bees can help you quickly and easily register your patent. Log on to our website www.618bees.comor email hello@618bees.com, or give us a call on +2349017190079. 618 Bees will complete your patent registration with the Patents Registry of the Nigerian Ministry of Trade and Investment.

 

 

 

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