Patent Registration – Frequently asked Questions

 

Who provides the service?

The service is provided by independent qualified lawyers, and all payments go to the lawyer. LawPàdí does not engage in any fee splitting arrangement or do any work on a paid referral basis, as this is against the Rules of Professional Conduct 2007 for Nigerian Lawyers. LawPàdí does not provide any legal services here, all we do is match the lawyer with the client.

 

How much is the service?

The service costs N150,000 (One hundred and fifty thousand naira) for this service. Payment is made over 2 instalments. – 60% on commencement, and 40% on just prior to filing.

 

What does the service cover?

The service covers the entire process from drafting the patent application, filing the application with the Patent Registry, and obtaining the Certificate.

 

How does the process work?

  • Step 1 – Initial call with the lawyer to get some general information about what you want to Patent, without going into too much detail.
  • Step 2 – Lawyer will send 2 documents – a Power of Attorney and an Invention Disclosure Form. The Power of Attorney is necessary because they will need your authority to file the application with the Patent Registry and they are then bound by confidentiality. The Invention Disclosure Form will give more detail about your invention.
  • Step 3 – Once they receive the documents, they will get to work drafting the documentation. Once complete, they will provide the drafts to you for your feedback and then when you are agreed, they will proceed to file the application.

 

How long does the process take?

  • Acknowledgment letter – 24 hours from submission
  • Acceptance Letter: 6-8 weeks from submission
  • Grant of Certificate: 6 weeks from Acceptance

 

How can I make payment?

Payment is made directly to the lawyer.

 

Can I obtain a refund?

We strive to ensure that the lawyers we refer you to are lawyers with the requisite knowledge to handle your queries and questions. However, if for any justifiable reason you unhappy with the quality of the work done by the lawyer, we will work to try to get a refund. Please email [email protected] with full details of the reason for the refund request and we will respond within 3 working days. Please note that refunds are only applicable where the lawyer failed completely to carry out the service

 

How secure is my information?

 Any information supplied will be handled with care and the highest levels of security. Any information supplied by you will only be used to administer your relationship with the lawyer we refer you to. We do not sell or trade data with any third parties, unless you ask us to in writing.

 

How long will it take to refer me to a lawyer?

We endeavour to match you up with a lawyer within 48 hours of booking. However, this is flexible based on the availability of the client and the lawyer.

 

NEXT STEPS

If you would like to register your Patent in Nigeria, and you need assistance, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

 

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