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) a me ka pule i ko lakou imi naʻauao Property Rights (IPR) ka wā e hana pāʻoihana ma paha me Nigeria. This publication gives a snapshot of the requirements for patent registration in Nigeria. He aha A iaoaioa? A iaoaioa mea he loio i pono maluhia ka hana mea hou i hana muaʻole, i 'oi aku ka hou, a inventive oaoieei-pāʻoihana i ka pilikia. Ka mea nāna o ka iaoaioa i nā kānaka apau, e pau ana ia hai, mai nā pāʻoihana exploiting i ka hoomaluia hana mea hou i hana muaʻole, for example by making, using, ka hoʻokomoʻana a kuai ia, i loko o ke aupuni a me ka māhele 'āina i loko o i ka iaoaioa i, ua haawi. WHAT KIND OF INVENTION IS PATENTABLE? An hana mea hou i hana muaʻole mea patentable ina mea mea hou, a me nā hualoaʻa mai ka inventive haʻawina a me ka hiki ana o hanalima palapala noi; ole, ka mea, kūpono ai ka hana hou ma luna o ka Palapala Sila Nui hana mea hou i hana muaʻole a me kekahi mea hou, hualoaʻa mai inventive haʻawina a me ka mea hiki o hanalima palapala noi. An hana mea hou i hana muaʻole Ua hiki no hanalima palapala noi, inā e hana mea hou i hana muaʻole hiki e ua hanaʻia a hoʻohana 'ia ma kekahi' ano o ka hana, me ka mahiai. Sila Nui hiki ole, nae, e loaa i ka mahalo o ka mea kanu a me ka holoholonaʻano likeʻole aʻano nui liluwelo keʻano o ka hanaʻana no ka? iecaianoaaiiie o nā mea kanu a me nā holoholona (ole microbiological keʻano o ka hanaʻana a me kā lākou me nā huahana); hana i ka puke a me ka hanaʻino o ka i makemake e kue i ka lehulehu pono a me ka pono; a me nā loina a me nā discoveries o ka 'epekema maoli. Ke Sila Nui a me ka manao Act o 1971 o ka iniiaiie kanawai kālai'āina i ke kakau ana a me ka mākaʻi o Sila Nui ma Nigeria. Ke Sila Nui Na rula regulates nā kaʻina hana aponoia ma ka Palapala Sila Nui Kakau. MEA hoʻohana A iaoaioa? Patent is a valuable asset for companies, hui, noiʻi kulanui a me nā kulanui e like me na kanaka a me ka ka poe liilii, a me ka meakino-pepa paia hana. ADVANTAGES OF FILING A PATENT IN NIGERIA: Pno ka laʻana ma ka hana ana infka hoʻohana 'anahe exclusive right on you to exploit the invention. This 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; A hoakaka, me kou kuleana a kuleana i loko oʻia kekahi mau mea; Na mea kuka, a Nails, if any, maʻia kekahi mau mea; A hoakaka i kakauinoaia e ka inventor oiaio; An helu wahi no ka hana i loko o Nigeria ina kou helu wahi o waho Nigeria; Inā 'oe makemake e leverage ma ka aina e makakoho i loko o ka mahalo o ka mua noi i loko o ka'āina ma waho Nigeria, kou noi makemake i ka palapala hoakaka ana i kēia, e hele pu: i ka la a me ka helu o ka mua noi, 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 (a laila, its filing date or the filing date of an earlier application from which it claims priority, ina pono). Your application Search Report will be published shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date of your application. Onma ka paʻiyokou hana mea hou i hana muaʻole, e lilo akea ikeiaNigeria mea he signatory i ka Palapala Sila Nui ke alu like kuikahi o WIPO, a ua pololei ka hookipaia e PCT hana huahana, me International Search Report, the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Re­port. A pau mamua lahui iaoaioa KA WAIHO 'ANA ma lalo o ka PCT'ōnaehana e maliuʻia ai i loko o Nigeria no ia kenekoa kakau ana a me ka mākaʻi. Where oe makemake e kuʻu kaumaha oe ia oe iho i ka haole makakoho i loko o ka mahalo o ka mua iaoaioa noi i waiho ia ma lalo o ka PCT'ōnaehana a waihoia ma ka aina mawaho Nigeria, we will file a written declaration showing the datei ke aupuni i loko o a ka mua noi ia in which the earlier application was made, a me kou inoa. He He koi i ole oi aku mamua o na malama ekolu e hala mai o ka palapala noi i loko o ka loiloi mua aina i i. Oe e loaʻa, e hāʻawi i kekahi kope hooiaioia o ka mua noi ma o ka Palapala Sila Nui Office (a me kona like paha) ma ka aina, kahi a ka mua noi i hoʻouna 'ia. KA MANAʻO: 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 mahina, 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, ʻOkoʻa, ka mea, ke koi ae makakoho mai ka palapala noi kūpono i waiho ia mai e 12 mahina mamua o ka hiki, ma a ina o ka PCT noi, e malama ia no elike me ina mea i waiho ia ma ka ia lā, e like me ka mua noi. Ke kuleana i ka iaoaioa i ka mahalo ana o ka hana mea hou i hana muaʻole mea i haawi ole ma ka "oiaioʻona", but in the “statutory inventor”, ma a ina o ke kanaka i mea o ka mua, e waiho i ka palapala noi no ka iaoaioa, a me ka mea hiki validly kau i kuleana i kekahi haole makakoho o ka iaoaioa palapala noi i waiho ia ma ka manao o ka hana mea hou i hana muaʻole. The WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) mea he Kuikahi no ka rationalization a me ke alu like me ka pili ana i ka waiho 'ana, huli a me ka ninaninau ana o iaoaioa palapala noi a me na loko o laila i ka kūkākūkā o ka oaoieei-ike. Ke PCT kaumaha ana i nā kānaka noi manawaleʻa e imi ana i iaoaioa hoomalu i mau aina i oi hoʻohana-aloha, kāki-pono a me ka efficient koho. By filing one “international” patent application under the PCT with one patent office (ka "loaa ana oihana"). 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"). Eia naʻe, the PCT does not provide for the grant of "international patents" me ke kuleana no ka haawi Sila Nui o ia o ka lakou mau aina Palapala Sila Nui Kula kahi noi i i.  The enforcement of  “international patents” lies within the jurisdiction of each Member State. The enforceability of patent is territorial, la me ka manao ana o ka iaoaioa ia e hoʻokō 'wale nō i loko o Nigeria wale maluna o i pololei ia wahi lulu helu me ka Nigerian Palapala Sila Nui Office. Once ka iaoaioa noi ua aeia, ka iaoaioa mea i pololei ia no 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 WIPO. Delivery 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 ina kekahie of government papers and correspondences, e paku ana i ka manaʻo kū'ē (if any), Ka malama ana o ho'āla o ua hoʻokuleana '.   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, Sila Nui, 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. No ka hana-hoʻomōhala IPR aʻo, hoʻokaʻaʻike mai i keia la, email at lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com, kahea aku +234.803.979.5959, website, http://lexartifexllp.com. Mākou hui Ua makaukau e kōkua! 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 oihana i no ka Food a me Uluwehi O kia'āina 'a me ka Makuahine (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 (a laila. ka hoʻokuleana kope ', Sila Nui A manao Kakau o ka Commercial Law Keʻena o ka Pekelala Kuhina o ka hana, Kalepa aku la o waiwai kūʻai o Nigeria. They interface with other government agencies such as the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), National oihana i no ka Food a me Uluwehi O kia'āina 'a me ka Makuahine (NAFDAC) on the protection of IP rights in Nigeria.
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