What additional documents do I require to file my Annual Returns?
What’s the difference between a business name and an LLC?
A business name is a sole proprietorship, usually owned and managed by one individual only. Legally, the sole proprietor and his business are one. It simply means an individual trading with an alias. The sole proprietor is personally liable for all business related obligations.
A limited liability company on the other hand is a separate business entity from the individuals that hold its shares and act as directors. Legally, it’s a separate business entity and a person on its own who can transact business, own property separate from its owners and can sue or be sued.
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’
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.
Will my trademark registration in Nigeria protect me worldwide?
No, all intellectual property (IP) rights which includes trademarks are territorial, which means you are protected in the countries in which you register them.
Is there a penalty for late renewal of registration of products with NAFDAC?
Yes, there is a late renewal fee, which is dependent on the category of the product.
How many shareholders do I need to start a company?
A minimum of two (2) shareholders is required to form a company.
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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