A trademark provides protection to the proprietor, holder or owner of the mark, by ensuring the exclusive right to use it to identify goods and services, or to authorize another to use it in return for payment. The period of protection varies but a trademark can be renewed indefinitely beyond the time limit, on payment of additional fees.
Trademark protection is enforced by the courts, which in most cases, have the authority to block trademark infringement.
Understanding Trademark Law in Nigeria is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter, trademark in Nigeria and a guide to proprietors or owners of trademark seeking to register same beyond the borders of Nigeria. It explains the Trademark Law with clear, concise analysis is cases, statutes and others, with an aim to protect the application of ideas and information that are of commercial value