Industrial Design Registration in Nigeria

We are one of Nigeria’s leading filers of industrial designs or registered designs. We provide tailored advice guided by our clients’ commercial needs. Our expertise spans evaluating your design and determining an appropriate scope for protection, directly filing and prosecuting design applications in Nigeria, commercialization advice, assignments and licensing, infringement and validity advice, portfolio management, searching and watching, design registration renewals, revocations, design litigation and dispute resolution.

A strategic approach to registered designs provides a competitive edge on several fronts. In the minds of consumers a product’s ‘look’ can be even more important than functionality – it as an immediate and powerful deterrent for copycats and imitators, supplements existing patents (or those being contemplated) as part of your IP strategy, and if infringed, damages can be sort for lost sales. Furthermore, it helps to sell or license your product to earn further royalties and revenues and increases consistency of use which enhances value over time.

Industrial Design Registration in Nigeria

The Active IP design team are experts in securing and protecting designs for some of the world’s largest companies, ranging from engineering, appliances, homewares, and luxury fashion designers operating in all major industries, technologies, and product categories.

Industrial designs are a valuable part of any IP portfolio, especially since recent important changes to the design registration system in Australia with the introduction of the new Designs Act 2003. Recent decisions under the new Designs Act indicate a much broader scope of registered design protection than under the previous legislation.

Registered design registration in Nigeria provides a cost-effective instrument that can be used to quickly build the commercial value of an IP portfolio and provide effective protection for a product range. At Active IP, our design registration strategy can help you build and manage a design portfolio that significantly increases your intangible asset base and gives you the power to license or sell the rights to specific product designs or product ranges.

Registered Design Services in Nigeria

Active IP registered design services include:

  • General advice and strategies regarding optimizing your design portfolio.
  • Preparation of design applications and computer-aided drawings.
  • Filing and prosecuting design applications at the Nigerian Designs Office.
  • Advice on licensing and assigning design registrations.
  • Investigating the registrability of your designs and assessing the risk of infringement of existing design registrations.
  • All other aspects of managing registered designs Nigeria wide.

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