Navigating Trademark Issues in Nigeria: Practical Strategies for Businesses


Trademark issues in Nigeria present various challenges related to the safeguarding, registration, enforcement, and violation of trademarks within the country’s legal framework. As one of the top investment destinations in Africa, Nigeria attracts numerous businesses from around the world. A significant obstacle for these businesses is protecting their brand names in Nigeria. Thus, it is essential to analyze and address trademark issues in Nigeria. This typically involves a combination of securing a knowledgeable local trademark expert, understanding the existing legal frameworks for trademark protection, and navigating the enforcement mechanisms and nuances at the trademark registry. This approach is essential for safeguarding the business interests of both local and foreign trademark owners in the Nigerian market.

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This article was originally published in IP Asia Link on June 26, 2024: