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.
Do I need a Company Secretary?
A limited liability company (LLC) must not have a company secretary.
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 is SON?
SON stands for ‘Standards Organization of Nigeria’
What is classified as personal data?
Name, photograph, personal health/bio information, account/financial information, phone number, Address, date of birth, place of birth, Email address, etc.
What is eligible for Patent registration?
Patents are granted for the invention of products or processes. However, for it to be patentable, the invention
Must be new,
Must have an inventive step that is not obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the subject,
Must be capable of being made or used in some kind of industry and not be, a scientific or mathematical discovery, theory or method, a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, a way of performing a mental act, playing a game or doing business, the presentation of information, or some computer programs, an animal or plant variety, a method of medical treatment or diagnosis,
And must not be against public policy or morality.
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.
Why do I need a trademark?
You need to register your trademark because if you don’t register it, someone else can! It helps identify you as the source and indicates a consistent level of quality of your products and services. Securing a registered trademark protects your brand, and provides you with tools to prevent someone else from using similar signs and riding off the back of your business.
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