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What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Nigeria?

The order of the application process is as follows:

  1. Examination of the application based on:
    • classification
    • formalities
    • distinctiveness
    • descriptiveness
    • conflict with prior registration
    • deceptiveness
  2. Publication of the following information about the application:
    • application number
    • application date
    • mark
    • goods/services
    • state or country of incorporation of applicant (optional)
    • name of applicant
    • citizenship of applicant (optional)
    • address of applicant
    • priority claim information
    • representation of trademark
  3. Registration

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