NIGERIA: Design Applications
Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✘
Hague Agreement ✘
Design Filing Requirements
Power of Attorney
Not set deadline.
Drawings or photographs are required upon filing.
Description of the design
Indication of the kind of class of the product for which the design will be used.
Deed of Assignment
No set deadline.
(if applicable) Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.
Priority can be claimed 6 months from the first filing date according to the Paris Convention.
Duration and Renewal
The design has an initial term of 5 years from the date of filing, with possible extensions of two further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees. Renewal fees must be paid within 12 months immediately preceding the renewal period.
Nigeria Design Agents
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