Nigeria Patent Requirements
Patent in Nigeria: In order to apply and file for a patent in Nigeria you need to provide 1. Patent Information, and you need to send to the Attorney the 2. Power of Attorney for Nigeria and the 3. Assignment Document if required.
1.- Filing information
For Paris Convention Applications or Direct Applications
1.    Our filled out patent order form.
2.    Copy of the specification of invention including claims and drawings.
3.    Declaration of Inventor in favor of the applicant, if applicant is different than the inventor.
4.    Certified Priority Document with application number and country of origin.
5.    Company copy of incorporation document (if applicable).
For Applications based on International Applications (PCT)
1.    Our filled out patent order form.
2.    PCT publication and International Search Report (ISR).
3.    Copy of Preliminary Examination if it has been taken (Chapter II).
2.- Power of Attorney
3.- Patent in Nigeria
Concession of the Patent Grant: 20 years
Concession of the Utility Model or Design Application: 15 years
Member of the Paris Convention: Yes
Nigeria is a Member of the PCT: Yes
4.- Application Process
1.    Patent Filing
2.    Preliminary Exam
3.    Patent Publication: 18 months from the priority date
4.    Formal Examination Request: Before 36 months from the filing date. Must be requested after 60 days from the patent publication date.
5.    90 days to respond office action from the formal examination.
6.    Acceptance or rejection
7.    Payment of the Final Taxes and Title.