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Register Your Design in Nigeria

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

+ govt fees from $170

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

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Design Patent Registration in Nigeria
From $650 + govt fees from $170
  1. An AI-powered IP assistant that helps you create a detailed assignment within minutes.

  2. Selection of the most suitable local design attorney based on specific criteria.

  3. Drafting of a description, preparation of drawings, and filing of the application done by an attorney.

  4. Online monitoring and reporting on the platform throughout the entire process.

  • More than 800 IP law firms from 150+ countries, ranking and reviews

  • An AI-powered IP assistant that helps create tasks and find relevant attorneys

  • Flat fees, secure and fast online payments with guaranteed results

  • 24/7 access to the registration process and online data storage for all your cases

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is design registration?
Design registration is a legal process that grants exclusive rights to the creator of a new and original design. It provides protection against unauthorized copying or imitation of the visual appearance of a product. Design registration focuses solely on the aesthetic aspects of a product and is not concerned with its functionality.
What are the design types?
There are several types of design, including ornamental designs (decorative or artistic in nature), product designs (the unique visual appearance or shape of a product), packaging designs (the visual design or appearance of product packaging), graphic designs (related to graphical elements), and user interface designs (the visual layout or graphical user interface (UI) elements of software), etc.
How much does it cost?
The expenses associated with Design registration fluctuate based on the specific country and the scope of services required. Usually an offer for design registration is based on the state filing fee, individual design or a group design, variants of design, priority claim, and registration fee. Our exceptional service ensures utmost transparency, offering you a competitive and predetermined fee for each application within every country.
Should I seek patent protection for my design?
If you possess a unique design that you fear might be replicated or counterfeited, it is advisable to pursue a design patent application. By filing for a design patent, you secure a 15-year period of exclusive rights to utilize the design starting from the date of filing. This protection safeguards your design from unauthorized use or imitation by others.
What are the main design registration stages?
There are 4 main stages – Filing the application, Submission of the application to the Patent Office, Registration of the design, and Maintenance (the term of design is 10-25 years depending on the country).
What is the Hague procedure?
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in 96 countries, by filing a single international application. In the same way as with trademarks, you can file applications in other countries within 6 months. The only difference is that you can still register trademarks after this period has expired, but it is no longer possible to register designs in other countries after 6 months have passed.
How to apply for priority?
If you apply for priority (according to the earlier application filed in the country-party to the Paris Convention or the exhibition priority), you are required to submit the certified copies of priority application with translation into the language of the patent office. Priority can be claimed within 6 months from the date of filing of the first application or publication at the international exhibition.
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Design Patent in Nigeria


Design registration plays a vital role in safeguarding the visual appearance of products or industrial designs. In Nigeria, design protection is governed by the Patents and Designs Act of 1970. 

Benefits of Design Registration in Nigeria

Design registration offers several advantages to designers and businesses. Firstly, it grants exclusive rights, preventing others from copying or imitating the registered design. This encourages creativity and innovation while providing a competitive edge in the market. Additionally, registered designs can be licensed or sold, generating additional revenue streams. Moreover, design protection promotes investment and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of products.

Statistics of Design Registration in Nigeria

Recent data suggests a growing interest in design registration in Nigeria. In 2020, there were over 1,000 design applications filed with the Nigerian Patent and Designs Registry. This indicates the recognition of the value of design protection among designers and businesses.

Key Points of Design Registration in Nigeria

To obtain design protection in Nigeria, certain requirements must be fulfilled. The design must be new, original, and not contrary to public order or morality. Applicants must submit a formal application, including representations or drawings of the design. It is advisable to seek professional assistance to ensure compliance with the registration process.

Who Can Help with Design Registration in Nigeria? 

At iPNOTE, we offer a solution to finding a patent specialist quickly and affordably. Our platform provides:

  • a user-friendly marketplace where you can explore service providers, leave feedback, and get in touch with their representatives. 
  • guarantee at least one proposal within 48 hours, but usually, multiple options are available within a few hours.
  • 2-5 times more cost-effective services than major law firms;
  • the option to change providers after the task has started and 
  • a refund if the result does not meet their requirements. 

With iPNOTE, you'll find verified design lawyers from India and around the world to help you protect your innovative ideas and products.

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