A company’s first Annual Returns are due for filing after 18 months of its inception, subsequently it should be filed annually as the name implies. The filing dates could differ for each company depending on their financial year end but must be filed not later than 42 days after its Annual General Meeting.
The Annual Returns for Business Names is due not later than the 30th of June each year except in the year the business was registered.
What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?
To register a business in Nigeria; you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account.
What is a testimonium clause in an agreement?
This is the part of the agreement where the witness attests to have witnessed the execution of the agreement.
What are the benefits of Registering with SON?
Product traceability in the Nigerian market
Detection of counterfeit products
Barriers to the circulation of substandard goods
The official SON Product Registration Logo and number are displayed on registered products.
Is it legal to transfer the personal data you obtained legally to another person?
No, its not legal. This is because the law prohibits anyone from transferring the data of a third party to another person without consent from the third party to do same even if the data was rightfully obtained in the first instance.
How long does the registration of an industrial design last?
It is effective for an initial period of 5 years from the date of the application for registration and renewable for two consecutive periods of 5 years
Can I process/register multiple products at NAFDAC at the same time?
Yes, you can process/register multiple products at the same time
Can my kids be shareholders in my company?
Yes your kids can hold shares in your company but there must be a minimum of two adult shareholders before kids can be included.
What do I need for a trademark search in Nigeria?
To do a trademark search you will need the name or/and logo (device) of the trademark to be searched and the Class of the trademark that accurately describes it.
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