The Trade marks, Patents and Designs Registry in Nigeria recently published the first ever editions of the Patents and Design Journal. The Journals, titled Vol. 1, No. 1 and Vol. 1, No.2, were published on 17 and 26 March 2021, respectively, with opposition dates 60 days from the publication date. This is the first time that the Registry has published details of any patents or designs filed in Nigeria and is a welcome development. There is no certainty at this stage how often the Patent and Design Journals will be published and it is expected that this will be done at the discretion of the Registrar.