Cost of filing a patent application in Nigeria COST OF FILING A PATENT APPLICATION IN NIGERIA Lex Artifex LLP, an Intellectual Property Law Firm in Nigeria has introduced the IP Helpdesk to assist businesses in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) and enforcing their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) when doing business in or with Nigeria. This publication gives a snapshot of the cost of filing a patent application in Nigeria.  All fees are in United States dollars ($) and are inclusive of all government fees and attorney fees. S/N ITEM DESCRIPTION FEES (USD) 1 Patent preliminary search 99 2 Patent application – (convention) 199 3 Patent application - (non-convention) 399 4a 4b Application for registration for each additional class – (convention) Application for registration for each additional class (non-convention) 159  299 5 Claiming convention priority 199 6 Application for patent merger 299 7 Patent Renewal 299 8 Penalty for late renewal of Patent 199 9  Application for extension of time to pay fees 129 10 Application for assignment; or recording of interest in a patent 299 11 Penalty for late registration of assignment 199 12 Translation fee (Per 100 foreign Words into English) 19 13 Application for amendment, correction of clerical errors, or modification of particulars in one patent or pending application 199 14 Application for amendment, correction of clerical errors, or modification of particulars in additional patent or pending application 119 15 Disbursements for forwarding a patent Instrument (external costs e.g. postage, bank charge, courier, etc). 150 16 Requesting for substantive examination 599 17 Response to application for opposition 399 18 Obtaining certified true copy of patent certificate 159 19 Obtaining certified true copy of other documents 119

Cost of filing a patent application in Nigeria

COST OF FILING A PATENT APPLICATION IN NIGERIA

Lex Artifex LLP, an IP law firm in Nigeria has introduced the IP Helpdesk to assist businesses in protecting their Intellectual Property (“IP”) and enforcing their Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”) when doing business in or with Nigeria. This publication gives a snapshot of the cost of filing a patent application in Nigeria.
All fees are in United States dollars ($) and are inclusive of all government fees and/or attorney fees.

S/N

ITEM DESCRIPTION

FEES $ (USD)

1
Search
99
2a
2b
Filing an application – (convention)
Filing an application – (non-convention)
399
299
3
Additional charge for claims, per claim
99
4
Claiming convention priority
199
5
Obtaining a patent certificate
159
6
Payment of Annuities from 2nd to the 20th year
2nd to 3rd year
4th to 6th year
7th to 9th year
10th to 12th year
13th to 15th year
16th to 20th year
259
299
399
799
999
1299
7
Obtaining a certificate attesting payment of annuities
129
8
Penalty for late renewal of Patent
199
9
Application for extension of time to pay fees
129
10
Assignment, merger, license, and/or recording of interest in a patent
299
11
Penalty for late registration of assignment
199
12
Translation fee (Per 100 foreign Words into English)
19
13
Amendment and/or modification of particulars in one patent or pending application
199
14
Disbursements (e.g. postage, bank charges, etc.)
49 – 149
15
Filing a notice of opposition or an appeal
399 – 799
16
Response to an application for opposition or an appeal
399 – 799
17
Obtaining certified copies of other documents
99

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Cost of filing a patent application in Nigeria