Fortuna & Charis has immense experience in a wide range of intellectual property protection, which includes registration of patent, trademark and Designs. In terms of trademark, Fortuna & Charis offers an excellent service on preliminary registrability advice, searches, application for registration, amendment and recordal of changes in the case of assignment, portfolio management and trademark watch.
Nigeria follows the International Classification of Goods and Services. The applicant of the trademark provides its name, nationality and address, the name and class of the trademark or Device mark, the class in which it is to be registered and each class is filed separately. Upon filing, mark is examined for possible objection and then listed in the Trademark Journal if cleared. If no Notice of Objection is received within two ( 2) months of publication in the Trademark Journal, the mark matures for registration and issuance of certificate. Trademark protection is valid for Seven (7) years and registration can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of Fourteen (14) years each at the end of each term of protection.