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Trademarks
10.
Protection of foreign trademarks
10.1
Under what circumstances may foreign trademarks not registered in the jurisdiction be enforced (eg, under unfair competition law)?
 
Nigeria
By means of a passing off action based on acquired prior goodwill, distinctiveness and pre-existing claims of right. An action can also be maintained against counterfeiters for false designations of origin or misleading trade descriptions as applied to goods and merchandise in the sale of goods.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
10.2
Does the trademark office permit registration of a mark based on a foreign or international (Madrid) registration?
 
Nigeria
The Trade Marks Act does not provide for this.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.