Patent Lawyer in Nigeria
PATENT LAWYER IN NIGERIA
A Nigerian patent is the exclusive legal right granted over an invention in Nigeria. The owner of a patent has protection and the right to stop others from commercially exploiting the protected invention, such as using, importing or selling the patent in Nigeria. Patent protection has helped businesses drive higher sales and increased profit margins.
Lex Artifex LLP, a law firm in Nigeria, offers a broad range of patent application and prosecution services in Nigeria. The Lex Artifex Law Firm is an accredited patent lawyer in Nigeria and provides clients with timely, cost-effective and excellent IP services.
The firm is licensed by the Nigerian Intellectual Property Office (i.e. the Patents, Trademarks, and Industrial Designs Registry of the Commercial Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria.
Lex Artifex LLP specializes in the commercialization of intellectual property and the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Nigeria. Its patent lawyer in Nigeria prepares and prosecutes applications for patents at the Nigerian Patent Office and provide legal opinions on intellectual property rights, infringement and validity issues.
The firm represents international clients on patent filing in Nigeria, IP portfolio management, and drafting of licensing arrangements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING A PATENT APPLICATION AT THE NIGERIAN PATENT OFFICE
Below are a few basic requirements for filing a patent application in Nigeria (Convention and PCT National Phase).
Power of Attorney: A duly executed power of attorney (scanned copy). The power of attorney should be executed by the authorized representative of the applicant company or signed by applicant individual. No Notarization is required.
1. Name, Address and Nationality of applicant(s)
2. Name, Address and Nationality of inventor(s)
3. Complete Specification
(a.) Specification, (b.) Claims, (c.) Abstract, (d.) Drawings, (if any)
4. PCT Application Details (which shall include International Application Number & Date)
5. Details of Priority application (if applicable), (shall include Priority date, Country of Filing and the PCT Application number)
6. Details of all same or substantially same invention, including application number,
7. Date of filing and current status of the Patent Application
8. Other Documents (if applicable)
a. Particulars of Amendments made to specification/claims during the International Filing at WIPO (Verified English translation)
b. Corrections or changes made at the time of International filing at WIPO (Form PCT/IB/306)
If the PCT application is in a language other than English, a verified English translation of the PCT specification is required. To avoid a premium translation fee, it is advised to forward the application documents at the earliest possible time, preferably 2 weeks prior to the filing date.
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Patent lawyer in Nigeria