Nigeria has developed a fairly comprehensive, legal framework for protecting intellectual properties.
The Commercial Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment administers protection of trademarks, patents and designs in Nigeria and Is committed to providing Prompt And Excellent Service Delivery consistent with Modern Innovation And Technology as well as providing Intellectual Property Protection consistent with best practices across the globe. Your ideas, inventions, designs, and trade secrets can be protected and your legal rights will not be violated.
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The Nigerian government on IP protection has taken the following initiatives:
- Patents and Designs Act 1971: An Act to make provisions for the registration and proprietorship of Patents and Designs in Nigeria and other matter ancillary thereto. Click here to download full report: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=179203
- Trade Marks Act 1967: An Act to repeal the Trade Marks and make new provisions with respect to trademarks in place thereof and for connected purposes. Click here to download full report: http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=179197