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Results: 4 Answers
Trademarks
9.
Licensing
9.1
Are there particular requirements, such as quality control by the licensor, for a trademark licence to be valid?
 
Nigeria
The Trade Marks Act does not prescribe the inclusion of quality control clauses in licence agreements as a basis on which a registered user agreement can be filed.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
9.2
Must trademark licences be recorded with the trademark office or other governing body?
 
Nigeria
Yes, a trademark licence must be registered with the Trade Marks Registry by the licensee and the registered owner by filing the prescribed form and paying the prescribed fees.

For more information about this answer please contact: John C. Onyido from S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
9.3
Can a licensor lose its rights in a trademark by failing to comply with its obligations under the licence, such as maintaining quality control?
 
Nigeria
No, there is no requirement under Nigerian law. The licensee may sue for breach of terms of the licence.

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