Nigeria: Filing statistics show significant rise

Filing statistics just released from the Nigerian Registry for 1 January - 30 June 2017:
- IPAS (manual) applications filed:  4,858 trade marks. 669 patents. 120 designs.
- Online applications filed:              5,027 trade marks. 130 patents. 9 designs.

More patent applications have been filed in 2017 than in the last three years during the same period of January to June.

Four new trade mark examiners were appointed by the Chief Registrar on Friday, 14 July 2017, bringing the total number of examiners up to seven. New unit heads were also appointed for the IPAS and Trade Mark Acceptance offices.