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Results: 4 Answers
Trademarks
4.
Appeals
4.1
If the trademark office refuses registration, can the applicant appeal? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
Nigeria
If registration is refused, the applicant can appeal this decision to the registrar of trademarks and further to the Federal High Court.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
4.2
What is the procedure for appealing a trademark office refusal?
 
Nigeria
Upon refusal, the applicant may request that the registrar state in writing the grounds for this decision and the materials relied upon in arriving at this decision. The applicant can lodge an appeal at the Federal High Court of Nigeria; the court will hear the appeal and make an order determining whether the application should be accepted.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
4.3
Can the reviewing body’s decision be appealed? If so, to what body and by what procedure?
 
Nigeria
A decision of the Federal High Court may be appealed to the Court of Appeal and further to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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