Patent registration in Nigeria allows you to exclude competition for what is covered by the patent. This allows you to capture all of the sales for your new and innovative product or service. And without competition, you can set your price higher and earn a higher profit margin. All other things equal, you will make more money with a patent than without.

Aside from market value and pricing power, a patent grant in Nigeria can deter your competition from copying your product or service, or when they fail to respect your patent, entitle you to claim monetary damages for your lost profits from competitors who do. This provides a level of security that allows new companies to build their business without being quickly overcome by large competitors with more resources.

Our firm’s greatest strength is in helping clients with patents. We are particularly experienced in helping companies achieve their patenting objectives. We provide comprehensive patent services in Nigeria. We also help clients obtain patents elsewhere around the world by acting as a liaison with patent agents in other jurisdictions.

Drafting and Filing a Patent Application in Nigeria

We file applications for patent registration in Nigeria directly with the Nigerian Intellectual Property Office.

If there is interest in potentially obtaining patent protection across several jurisdictions, it often makes sense to file the initial regular patent application as a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application.

The core of our business is protecting your technological innovation. When it comes to patent preparation and prosecution, you need someone that can quickly grasp technology and foresee its commercial implications; someone that regularly navigates the patent systems in Nigeria and beyond; someone that can help you obtain the broadest licensable claim scope available using the shortest and most cost-effective strategy available. This is why our firm is regularly called upon by sophisticated medium and large enterprises to assist with their patent programs in Nigeria.

When handling the Nigerian counterpart of a patent application drafted by foreign counsel, we leverage our deep familiarity with Nigerian complements and enhances the overall portfolio position and does not create inconsistencies that have the potential to cause future problems. We adapt our processes to the needs of the foreign client, whether that means taking on a greater role in guiding the prosecution and proposing strategy, providing only guidance on Nigerian-centric issues, adopting unique billing processes, or otherwise tailoring our workflow or reporting as needed.

For advisory on patent registration in Nigeria, contact a member of our team directly, WhatsApp +234 803 979 5959, or email at