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Alpha Bethel & Co.,Int'l Patent and Trademark office.

REQUIREMENTS

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ALPHA BETHEL & CO.

NECESSARY DOCUMENT & REQUIREMENT FOR CONDUCTING TRADEMARK, PATENT & DESIGN MATTER IN NIGERIA

TRADEMARK

REGISTRATION

Order letter, which should indicate the applicant ‘s name & address,tittle of trademark, and the detailed designed good and classed pertaining thereto, classes are identity with the international classification.

A power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required, one form of power of attorney may be used for filling several trademark application for registration simultaneously;

15 print of mark, the size of which shall be 7cm x 7cm.if colour is claimed, 15 colour prints of mark should be submitted (N.B; this can be prepared locally on your instruction

If the right of priority is claimed, a priority document i.e. the certificate copy of the first application field in a prior country shall be submitted when filling or within three month from the filling date, and the said term for submitting may not be extended.RENEWAL

Order letter, which should indicate the applicant ‘s name & address, and the trademark registration number to be renewed.

A power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required, one form of power of attorney may be used for filling several trademark applications for renewal simultaneously;

15 print of mark.

The application for renewal shall be filed within six (6) month before the expiration of the period of validity of the trademark registration, if the application couldn’t be filed within the period of six (6) month may be allowed.MODIFICATION OF NAME OF REGISTRANT

Order letter;

A power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required, one form of power pf attorney may be used for filling several trademark application for modification simultaneous;

A home certificate showing the modification of name of registrant.

When applying for modification of the registrant ‘s shall conduct such modification in respect of all his registered marks.

MODIFICATION OF ADDRESS OF REGISTRANT

Order letter;

A power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required, one form of power of attorney may be used for filling several trademark applications for modification simultaneously;

A home certificate showing the modification of address of registrant.

When applying for modification of the registrant’s address, the registrant shall conduct such modification in respect no all his registered marks.

ASSIGNMENT

(1`) Order letter;

(2) a power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required. one form of power of attorney may be used for filling several trademark applications for assignment simultaneously;

(3) Original application for registration of assignment of mark executed by the assignor and the assignee and the trademark registration number to be

Assigned

RE-ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION

(1)Order letter;

(2) A power of attorney execute by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required .one form of power of attorney may be used for filing several trademark application for reissuance simultaneously;

MODIFICATION OF OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO REGISTERED MARK

Order Letter:

A power of attorney executed by the applicant, notarization legalization are generally not required, one form of power of attorney may be used for filing several trade mark applications for modification simultaneously;

12 specimen of the amended mark (of goods to be restricted in the case of specification of goods)

RECORDAL OF LICENSE CONTRACT

Order letter;

A power of attorney executed by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required, one form of power of attorney may be used for filing several trade mark applications for recordal simultaneously;

Original form of recordal of trade mark license contract executed by the licensor and the license;

3 set of the trade mark license contract (1 set of original,2 of copy).

OPPOSITION

Order letter

A power of attorney executed by the applicant, notarization and legalization are generally not required Application for opposition, which will be prepared by the agency of the basis of the applicant’s instructions. The opposition should be filed within 2 months from the date when the opposed mark is published. If necessary, the detailed materials of opposition maybe submitted within 1 month from the filing date of opposition.

 

FILLING A PATENT APPLICATION FOR INVENTION IN NIGERIA

Necessary document and information

Specification (description + claims+ abstract+ drawings)

An order letter indicating the title of invention, the name and address of the applicant/inventor in English(as the foreign client),the priority date and basic application number(if the priority is claimed)

A power of attorney executed by the applicant

The certified priority document and form of assignment (if the applicant of basic application indicated in the certified priority document is not the same as at the one of the Nigeria application)

* The priority period of a patent for invention is 12 months

If 12 months period is over, the application can still be filed as a non-convention application, before the application first filed in another country being published.

RENEWAL

(1) Order letter

(2) A power of attorney duly executed by the applicant(3) Particulars of the concerned patent to be renewed and date of renewal together with the name and address of the applicant

MODIFICATION OF NAME AND /OR ADDRESS OF REGISTRANTS

Order letter

A fresh power of attorney to be executed in the new name and /or address of the applicant.

A certification attesting the change of name and/or address duly legalized.

ASSIGNMENT

(1) Order letter

(2) Power of attorney to be executed by the assignee and assignor.(3) An assignment deed executed by both contracting parties.

FILING A PATENT APPLICATION FOR DESIGN IN NIGERIA

Necessary document and information

An order letter indicating the title of the design, the name and address of the applicant/designer in English (as the foreign client), the priority date and basic application number (if the priority is claimed)

A power of attorney executed by the applicant

The certified priority document and form of assignment (if the applicant of basic application indicated in the certified priority document is not the same as the one of the Nigeria application)

3 of drawings (front, rear, top, bottom, right, and left views), plus a perspective view. The size of the drawing should be: 3cm X 8cm<size<15cm X 22cm

Instead of drawing photos can be provided.

Two set of black and white photos (six two-dimensional views, as describe above plus a perspective view),if no colour is to be protected; or two set of colour photos and one set of black and white photos, if colour is to be protected.

NB: A sample of the design to be registered can be submitted upon the registrar of design request.

RENEWAL

(1) Order letter

(2) A fresh power of attorney duly executed by the applicant

(3) Particulars and date of the registered design to be renewed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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