intellectual property lawyers in Nigeria Filing a patent in Nigeria Filling a trademark in Nigeria IP law firm in Nigeria IP law firms in Nigeria Intellectual property law firms in Nigeria Intellectual property law firms in Nigeria Trademark attorneys in Nigeria Trademark lawyers in Nigeria Patent lawyers in Nigeria Patents attorneys in Nigeria Requirements for Registering a Patent in Nigeria REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTERING A PATENT IN NIGERIA  The Lex Artifex Law Office has introduced the IPR Helpdesk to assist businesses in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) ug pagpatuman sa ilang mga Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) sa diha nga sa pagbuhat sa negosyo sa o sa Nigeria. This publication gives a snapshot of the requirements for patent registration in Nigeria. UNSA ANG usa ka patente? Ang usa ka patente mao ang usa ka legal nga katungod sa pagpanalipod sa usa ka imbento, nga naghatag og usa ka bag-o ug mamugnaong teknikal nga solusyon sa usa ka problema. Ang tag-iya sa usa ka patente adunay katungod sa paghunong sa uban gikan sa komersyal pagpahimulos sa mga gipanalipdan pagmugna, for example by making, using, import o pagbaligya niini, sa nasud o rehiyon sa diin ang patente nga gihatag. WHAT KIND OF INVENTION IS PATENTABLE? Ang usa ka imbento ang patentable kon kini mao ang bag-o nga, o resulta gikan sa usa ka mamugnaong kalihokan ug makahimo sa industriyal nga aplikasyon; o, kini maoy usa ka kalamboan sa ibabaw sa usa ka patente pagmugna ug usab ang bag-o nga, resulta gikan sa mamugnaong kalihokan ug mao ang makahimo sa industriyal nga aplikasyon. Usa ka pagmugna mao ang makahimo sa sa industriya aplikasyon kon nga-imbento mahimong gigama o gigamit sa bisan unsa nga matang sa industriya, lakip na ang agrikultura. Patents dili makahimo, however, nga nakuha sa pagtahod sa tanom o mananap nga matang o sa esensya biological nga proseso alang sa produksyon sa mga tanom o mga hayop (gawas sa microbiological proseso ug sa ilang mga produkto); imbensyon sa pagmantala o pagpahimulos sa nga mahimong supak sa publiko aron o moralidad; o mga baruganan ug mga nadiskobrehan sa usa ka siyentipikanhong nga kinaiya. Ang Patents ug Designs Act sa 1971 mao ang nag-unang mga balaod nga nagdumala sa registration ug pagpatuman sa patents sa Nigeria. Ang Patents Rules regulates sa mga pamaagi nga gisagop sa Patent Registry. KINSA GIGAMIT Usa ka patente? Patent is a valuable asset for companies, korporasyon, research nga mga institusyon ug mga unibersidad ingon man usab sa mga indibidwal ug gagmay ug medium-kadako negosyo. ADVANTAGES OF FILING A PATENT IN NIGERIA: Patent registration confers the exclusive right on yoalang sa panig-ingnan pinaagi sa paghimontsa paggamit saThis right affords the power to prevent the rest of the world from commercially exploiting your invention, for example by making, using, importing or selling the invention. Patent protection helps to differentiate your inventive products and services in the marketplace as it inhibits competitors from simply copying them. In turn, this helps to drive higher sales and support increased profit margins, allowing investment costs to be recovered. Without registration, you have no protection. And if the invention becomes “public knowledge”, subject to certain limited exceptions, you have no protection. The enforceability of rights over a patented invention or product is only dependent on the filing and registration of such patent. Registration facilitates cross-border expansion. Remittances through authorized commercial banks in respect of the imported food and drug products in Nigeria are only possible where such products have been registered with NAFDAC. REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING A PATENT A patent application must have the following attributes: It must be new, It must have an inventive step that is not obvious to someone with knowledge and experience in the subject, It 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, It must not be against public policy or morality. PATENT FILING PROCEDURES UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY A patent application filed under at the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) or the Nigerian Patent Office must contain the following: A petition or request for registration with your full name and address; Usa ka paghingalan, lakip na ang imong pag-angkon o angkon sa kopya; Ang mga plano ug mga drowing, if any, sa doble; Usa ka deklarasyon nga gipirmahan sa sa tinuod nga imbentor; Sa usa ka pakigpulong alang sa pag-alagad sa Nigeria kon ang imong address mao ang sa gawas Nigeria; Kon kamo gusto nga leverage sa usa ka langyaw nga prayoridad sa pagtahod sa usa ka sayo pa aplikasyon nga gihimo sa usa ka nasod sa gawas sa Nigeria, ang imong aplikasyon adunay sa pag-uban sa usa ka sinulat nga deklarasyon nga nagpakita sa mosunod nga: ang petsa ug gidaghanon sa mga sayo pa aplikasyon, the country in which the earlier application was made, Your name as indicated in the earlier application You would have to file an application for patent at a Patent Office through an Intellectual Property Attorney - who will act as your legal representative and agent. Lex Artifex LLP can help you file a patent application at the Nigerian Patent Office or at the International Bureau of WIPO, depending on whether you want to file nationally or internationally, respectively. If you chose to file internationally, our office will perform an International Search to provide an initial assessment of the potential patentability of your invention. This will be followed with the Publication of your patent along with the International Search Report. Your application, with its International Search Report, will be published shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date of your application. On publication, your invention will become publicly known. Where necessary, we can also request an optional supplementary international search and/or an International Preliminary Examination for your patent. The information contained in these documents enables applicants to better evaluate whether it is worthwhile to continue with their patent application before they are required to pay the full range of costs involved. The International Search Report and Written Opinion will be issued by the Bureau within 16 months of the priority date of your application (pananglitan, its filing date or the filing date of an earlier application from which it claims priority, kon magamit). Your application Search Report will be published shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date of your applicatsa publikasyonatang imong imbensyon mahimong nailhan sa publikoknown. Nigeria maoy usa ka signatory sa Patent Cooperation Tratado sa WIPO ug adunay direkta nga access sa mga produkto PCT buhat, lakip na ang International Search Report, the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Re­port. Ang tanan nga wala pa internasyonal nga patente filings sa ilalum sa sistema sa PCT gidawat sa Nigeria alang sa teritoryo registration ug pagpatuman. Diin kamo gusto nga makapahimulos sa imong kaugalingon sa usa ka langyaw nga prayoridad sa pagtahod sa usa ka sayo pa patente aplikasyon nga gisang-at sa ilalum sa sistema sa PCT o gipasaka sa usa ka nasod sa nasud sa nga sa unang aplikasyon gihimoon showing the date and number of the earlier application, the country in which the earlier application was made, ug ang imong ngalan. Kini mao ang usa ka kinahanglanon nga dili labaw pa kay sa tulo ka bulan kinahanglan lak sukad sa aplikasyon sa inisyal nga nasud gihimo. Ikaw adunay aron sa paghatag sa usa ka certified nga kopya sa unang aplikasyon sa Patent Office (o ang katugbang niini) sa nasud diin sa unang aplikasyon gisumiter. MUBO NGA SULAT: Once you file an application in one country which is party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, you are entitled to claim the priority of that filing for a period of 12 months, and the filing date of that first application is considered the “priority date”. During those 12 mga bulan, the filing date of your first application is considered to have “priority” over other applications filed after that date in all member countries of the Paris Convention. A PCT application may be filed as a first filing or, Kapilian, kini mahimo nga nag-angkon prayoridad gikan sa usa ka tukma nga aplikasyon nga gisang-at sa 12 mga bulan sa wala pa, sa nga kaso sa PCT aplikasyon nga pagtagad ingon nga kon kini nga gisang-at sa samang petsa nga ingon sa sayo pa aplikasyon. Ang katungod sa usa ka patente sa pagtahod sa usa ka imbento ang vested dili sa "tinuod nga tag-iya", but in the “statutory inventor”, sa nga kaso mao ang tawo nga mao ang una nga file sa aplikasyon alang sa patente, o kinsa ba ang makalalis ibutang pag-angkon sa usa ka langyaw nga prayoridad sa usa ka patente application nga gisang-at sa pagtahod sa sa pagmugna. The WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) usa ka pagtinabangay sa alang sa sa pagpangatarungan ug sa kooperasyon sa bahin sa pagpasaka, sa pagpangita ug pagsusi sa mga aplikasyon patente ug sa pagsabwag sa mga teknikal nga impormasyon nga anaa sa sulod niini. PCT nagtanyag mga aplikante sa pagpangita sa patApan pagpanalipod sa daghang mga nasud sa usa ka labaw user-friendly, cost-epektibo ug hapsay nga kapilian. By filing one “international” patent application under the PCT with one patent office (ang "pagdawat buhatan sa"). The Nigerian IP Office grants patents which have the same effect as though the applications were filed in the WIPO Member states since Nigeria is a signatory to the Patent Cooperation Treaty ("PCT"). However, the PCT does not provide for the grant of "international patents" ingon nga ang mga responsibilidad alang sa paghatag og patent mao nga sa mga tagsa-tagsa ka nasud Patent Offices diin aplikasyon gihimo.  The enforcement of  “international patents” lies within the jurisdiction of each Member State. The enforceability of patent is territorial, nga nagpasabot nga ang usa ka patente mao ang balaod lamang sa Nigeria lamang sa balido nga domestic registration sa mga Nigerian Patent Office. Sa higayon nga ang usa ka patente aplikasyon gihatag, ang patente mao ang balido alang sa 20 years and is subject to annual renewals. PATENT REGISTRATION AT THE NIGERIAN PATENT OFFICE Lex Artifex LLP through its IPR Helpdesk offers a full range of patent application preparation and prosecution services. You will need to send to our office the details of your invention or a claim to a foreign priority of a patent application filed in respect of an invention via email - lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com, together with a Power of Attorney simply signed with your full particulars giving us the authority to act as your IP Attorneys and agents. Our law office specialize in business law with a particular focus on transactional law, commercialization of intellectual property, and commercial litigation. For more information about the Lex Artifex IPR Helpdesk, please visit our website at http://lexartifexllp.com, or contact us at +234.803.979.5959, email at lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com. BILLING ARRANGEMENT Billing is in U.S. Dollars Billing does not include legal defenses against objections and prosecution services.     PREMIUM STANDARD BASIC Description Drafting of a non-provisional patent. (Data and drawings will be yours). Drafting of a provisional patent. (Data and drawings will be yours). Search and filing of a provisional or non-provisional patent with the Nigerian IP Office or Wkon sa bisan unsa ngaelivery Time 25 days 15 days 7 days $799 $499 $99 OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES: Preparation and filing of your trademark application Preparation and filing of your application with the Nigerian Trademarks Office A search of the Trademarks’ Registry Representation as “Attorney on Record” Advisory on intellectual property law Provision of local address for the service of government papers and correspondences, defending mga pagsupak (if any), Pagmintinar sa renew sa mga marka sa pamatigayon.   ABOUT US Lex Artifex LLP offers a full range of patent application preparation and prosecution services. Our team comprises accredited IP Attorneys & Solicitors, experienced in trademarks, patents, and designs filings, IP defenses and prosecution. We assist our clients with pre-issuance submissions, re-examinations, inter partes review, and post grant review proceedings. We also provide assistance with supplemental examinations and re-examinations to patent owners who wish to insure the strength and validity of their patents. Kay sa usa ka negosyo-focus IPR tambag, kontaka kanato karon, email at lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com, tawag +234.803.979.5959, website, http://lexartifexllp.com. Ang atong team mao ang andam sa pagtabang! Lex Artifex LLP’s Intellectual Property Practice Group Requirements for registering a patent in Nigeria Patent Registration in Nigeria Trademark Registration in Nigeria Registration of Business in Nigeria Patents application and registration in Nigeria Business Protection in Nigeria. Designs registration in Nigeria Trademarks Filing in Nigeria Lex Artifex, LLP’s intellectual property practice supports and safeguards our local and international clients’ businesses and proprietary rights and help bolster innovation in our clients’ organizations. Our lawyers assist clients in structuring documentations on acquisition, licensing, and sales of intellectual property rights; conducting searches for trademark availability, registering trademarks and interfacing with relevant regulatory bodies such as National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), National Agency alang sa Food and Drug Administration ug Control (NAFDAC). Our area of practice also covers filing of trademark, copyright, design or patent claims and representing clients in intellectual property disputes, as well as enforcing clients’ proprietary rights and trade secrets. Requirements+for+Registering+a+Patent+in+Nigeria

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Intellectual Property Law is a key practice focus of Lex Artifex LLP. We specialize in the commercialization of intellectual property (“IP”) and the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Nigeria, and we provide comprehensive IP services to clients who are doing business in or outside Nigeria.
We file trademarks, patents and industrial designs applications, and structure documentation on the assignment of IP assets for clients. Our intellectual property lawyers in Nigeria belong to international legal networks and are licensed by the Nigerian IP Office (pananglitan. ang marka sa pamatigayon, Patents Ug Disenyo Registry sa Commercial Balaod Department sa Federal Ministry sa Industry, Trade Ug Investment sa Nigeria. They interface with other government agencies such as the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), National Agency alang sa Food and Drug Administration ug Control (NAFDAC) on the protection of IP rights in Nigeria.
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Whether you are involved in consumer products, biotechnology, genetics, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences; software and systems engineering, heavy metal engineering, etc. you generate intellectual property that requires protection in Nigeria and in the global marketplace.
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