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) i provođenje njihovih prava intelektualnog vlasništva (IPR) kada posluju u ili sa Nigerijom. This publication gives a snapshot of the requirements for patent registration in Nigeria. ŠTA JE PATENT? Patent je zakonsko pravo zaštite pronalaska, koji pruža nove i inventivne tehničko rješenje problema. Vlasnik patenta ima pravo da prekine druge od komercijalno iskorištavanje zaštićenog pronalaska, for example by making, using, uvoz ili proda, u zemlji ili regiji u kojoj je odobren patent. WHAT KIND OF INVENTION IS PATENTABLE? Izum je patentirati ako je novo, ili rezultate iz inventivan aktivnosti i sposoban industrijsku primjenu; ili, to predstavlja poboljšanje na patentirani izum i je nov, rezultat inventivni aktivnost i je sposoban za industrijsku primjenu. Izum je sposoban industrijsku primjenu ako se izum može se proizvoditi ili koristiti u bilo koje vrste industrije, uključujući i poljoprivredu. Patenti ne mogu, however, dobiti u odnosu na biljke ili životinje sorti ili bitno biološke procese za proizvodnju biljaka ili životinja (osim mikrobioloških procesa i njihovih proizvoda); izumi objavljivanje ili eksploatacije što bi bilo suprotno javnom poretku ili moralu; ili načela i otkrića naučnog karaktera. Patentima i Designs Act of 1971 je primarno zakonodavstvo kojim se uređuje registracija i provođenje patenata u Nigeriji. Patentima Pravila uređuje procedure usvojene na patent registra. Koja koristi PATENT? Patent is a valuable asset for companies, korporacije, istraživačke institucije i univerziteta, kao i od strane pojedinaca i malih i srednjih preduzeća. 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 yna primjer, tako štos korišćenjeervices 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; specifikacija, uključujući potraživanja ili potraživanja u duplikatu; Planove i crteže, if any, u duplikatu; Izjava potpisana od strane pravi izumitelj; Adresu za usluge u Nigeriji, ako je vaša adresa izvan Nigerija; Ako želite da iskoriste na stranom prioritet u odnosu na ranije prijave su u zemlji van Nigerija, vaša aplikacija će morati da prati pisanu izjavu pokazuje sljedeće: datum i broj ranije prijave, 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, ako je primjenjivo). Your application Search Report will be published shortly after the expiration of 18 months from the priority date of your applicato objavljivanjuatsvoj izum će postati poznat javnostiknown. Nigerija je potpisnik Sporazuma o saradnji u oblasti patenata WIPO i ima direktan pristup PCT proizvoda rada, uključujući International Izvj, the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority and an International Preliminary Examination Re­port. Sve prethodne međunarodne podneske patent pod PCT sistema su prihvaćeni u Nigeriji za teritorijalnim registraciju i provođenje. Gdje želite da iskoriste sebe stranog prioritet u odnosu na ranije prijave patenta podnio pod PCT sistem ili podnio u zemlji van Nigerija, we will file a written declaration showing the date and number of the earlier application, the country in which the zemlji u kojoj je napravljena ranije prijavet da ne više od tri mjeseca mora proći od primjene u početnoj zemlji je napravljen. Morat ćete osigurati ovjerenu kopiju ranije prijave od strane zavoda za patente (ili njegov ekvivalent) u zemlji u kojoj je dostavljen ranije prijave. BILJEŠKA: 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 mjeseci, 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, alternativno, može tvrditi prioritet iz odgovarajuće aplikacije podnio do 12 mjeseci ranije, u kom slučaju aplikacija PCT će biti tretirana kao da je podnesena na isti datum kao i ranije aplikacija. Pravo na patent u pogledu pronalaska je stečena ne u "pravi vlasnik", but in the “statutory inventor”, u kojem slučaju je osoba koja je prvi je da podnese zahtjev za patent, ili ko može valjano polaže pravo na stranom prioritet prijave patenta podnio u pogledu pronalaska. The WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) je ugovor za racionalizaciju i saradnju u vezi sa podnošenjem, pretraživanje i ispitivanje prijava patenata i širenju tehničkih informacija sadržanih u njemu. PCT nudi aplikanata traži zaštitu patenta u više zemalja više user-friendly, ekonomičan i efikasan opcija. By filing one “international” patent application under the PCT with one patent office (i "primanje ured"). 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" kao odgovornost za izdavanje patenata je da dotične patentnim zavodima zemlji u kojoj se prave aplikacije.  The enforcement of  “international patents” lies within the jurisdictionkako godh Member State. The enforceability of patent is territorial, što znači da je patent je izvršna samo u Nigeriji samo uz važeće domaće registracije u nigerijskim Patent Office. Jednom patentnu prijavu je odobren, patent vrijedi 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, Odbrana opozicije (if any), Održavanje obnavljanje robne marke.   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, patente, anako ikogns 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. Za savjet IPR poslovno-usmjerena, kontaktirajte nas danas, email at lexartifexllp@lexartifexllp.com, poziv +234.803.979.5959, website, http://lexartifexllp.com. Naš tim je spreman da pomogne! 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), Nacionalna agencija za upravu i kontrolu hrane i lijekova (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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