Designs registration protects the overall visual appearance of a product or a part of a product. Our experts are available to support you in protecting your critical aseets.
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It constitutes of the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article or product.
Anyone that creates an industrial design that is new and is not contrary to public order and morality.
It covers shapes Configurations, patterns, ornament, colors and lines
It grants the owner exclusive rights to the design. It prevents the design from being copied and imitated by competitors.
An industrial design is new if it has not been made available to the public before an application for registration is filed at the registry.
An industrial design would not be deemed to have been made available to the public, in the following instances:
If the applicant can show to the satisfaction of the Registrar of Patents and Designs that the creator of the design could not have known that it had been made available to the public before the date of the application.
Where the creator had exhibited the design in an official or officially recognized exhibition within the period of six months preceding the filing of the application for registration.
Registration of an industrial design grants the right to reproduce the design in the manufacture of a product, Importing, selling or utilizing for commercial purposes, and holding such product for the purpose of Importing, selling or utilizing for commercial purposes.
The right to a registered design lasts for the period of 15 years but must be renewed every 5 years.
Registration process takes about two months.
Industrial Design is not categorized under classes but it is categorized under:
TEXTILE and NON- TEXTILE
Search takes about 3 days and it costs NGN 3000.
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