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) lan enforcing Rights Intellectual Property sing (IPR) nalika mengkono bisnis ing utawa karo Nigeria. This publication gives a snapshot of the requirements for patent registration in Nigeria. Apa A PATENT? A patent punika tengen legal nglindhungi lan penemuan, kang menehi solusi technical anyar lan inventive kanggo masalah. Pemilik saka paten nduweni hak kanggo mungkasi wong saka iklan manfaatake penemuan dilindhungi, for example by making, using, ngimpor utawa sade, ing negara utawa wilayah kang paten wis diwenehake. WHAT KIND OF INVENTION IS PATENTABLE? Lan penemuan punika patentable yen iku anyar, utawa asil saka aktivitas inventive lan saged aplikasi industri; utawa, iku dadi salah dandan marang penemuan paten lan uga anyar, kasil saka kegiatan inventive lan saged aplikasi industri. Lan penemuan saged aplikasi industri yen penemuan sing bisa diprodhuksi utawa digunakake ing sembarang jenis industri, kalebu tetanèn. Patents ora bisa, however, dipikolehi ing bab kewan utawa tanduran varieties utawa pangolahan ateges biologi kanggo produksi tetanduran utawa kéwan (kajaba pangolahan microbiological lan produk sing); pepanggihan publikasi utawa eksploitasi kang bakal nalisir supaya umum utawa moralitas; utawa prinsip lan panemon saka alam ngelmu. The Patents lan Designs undhang saka 1971 punika aturan utami governing Pendhaftaran lan pelaksanaane paten ing Nigeria. The Patents Aturan ngatur tata cara diadopsi ing Registry Patent. Sing migunakake PATENT? Patent is a valuable asset for companies, perusahaan, institusi riset lan universities uga dening individu lan Enterprises cilik lan medium-ukuran. ADVANTAGES OF FILING A PATENT IN NIGERIA: Patent registration confers the 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 yocontone dening nggawe anggunakakervices 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 specification, kalebu pratelan utawa claims ing duplikat; Plans lan gambar, if any, ing duplikat; A Pranyatan mlebu dening panemu bener; Alamat kanggo layanan ing Nigeria yen alamat njaba Nigeria; Yen sampeyan pengin pengaruh ing prioritas manca ing bab aplikasi sadurungé digawe ing negara njaba Nigeria, aplikasi bakal kudu ngancani Pranyatan ditulis nuduhake ing ngisor iki: tanggal lan nomer aplikasi sadurungé, 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 (i.e., its filing date or the filing date of an earlier application from which it claims priority, yen ditrapake). Your application Search Report will be published shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date of your application. on publikasi, penemuan bakal dadi misuwur. Nigeria punika tapak menyang Patent Cooperation Prajanjian Wipo lan nduweni akses langsung menyang produk karya PCT, kalebu International Search Report, the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Re­port. Kabeh sadurunge filings paten internasional wonten ing sistem PCT sing ditampa ing Nigeria kanggo Pendhaftaran wilayah lan pelaksanaane. Where pengin duwe manfaat dhewe saka prioritas manca ing bab aplikasi paten sadurungé diajukake miturut sistem PCT utawa diajukake ing negara njaba Nigeria, we will file a written declaration showing the date and number of the earlier application, the countrnegara kang aplikasi sadurungé iki digaweng. Iku requirement sing ora luwih saka telung sasi kudu elapse wiwit aplikasi ing negara dhisikan iki digawe. Sampeyan bakal kanggo nyedhiyani salinan certified saka aplikasi sadurungé dening Patent Office (utawa padha karo sawijining) ing negara ngendi aplikasi sadurungé iki diajukake. CATETAN: 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 sasi, 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, Utawa, iku uga ngaku prioritas saka aplikasi cocok diajukake nganti 12 sasi sakdurunge, kang cilik ing aplikasi PCT bakal dianggep minangka yen padha diajukake ing tanggal sing padha minangka aplikasi sadurungé. Hak paten ing bab saka penemuan punika vested ora ing "pemilik bener", but in the “statutory inventor”, kang cilik iku wong sing pisanan ngajukake aplikasi kanggo paten, utawa sing bisa validly lay pratelan prioritas manca saka aplikasi paten diajukake ing bab penemuan. The WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) iku salah sijiné perjanjen kanggo rationalization lan kerjasama karo gati kanggo pakaryan babagan penyimpanan file, nggoleki lan ujian aplikasi paten lan penyebaran informasi teknis sing ana ing kono. PCT nawakake pelamar seeking paten pangayoman ing macem-macem negara liyane pangguna-loropaken, biaya-efektif lan pilihan efisien. By filing one “international” patent application under the PCT with one patent office (ing "nampa kantor"). 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" minangka tanggung jawab kanggo amal paten iku saka Kantor Paten negara pamiliNangingdi aplikasi sing digawe.  The enforcement of  “international patents” lies within the jurisdiction of each Member State. The enforceability of patent is territorial, tegesé paten mung enforceable ing Nigeria mung marang Pendhaftaran domestik bener karo Patent Office Nigerian. Sawise aplikasi paten Diidinaké, paten bener kanggo 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 service of government papers and correspondences, mbelo enggal (if any), Ngramut pembaruan merek dagang.   ABOUT US Lex Artifex LLP offers a full range of patent application preparation and prosecution servmisale anaOur team comprises accredited IP Attorneys & Solicitors, experienced in trademarks, paten, 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. Kanggo saran IPR-fokus bisnis, hubungi kita dina, email at lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com, telpon +234.803.979.5959, website, http://lexartifexllp.com. Kita tim siap bantuan! 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), Nasional Food lan tamba Administration lan 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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