To be registrable the Industrial Design must be new.
Six(6) copies of the representation of the design (drawings on thick paper of A4 size), Authorisation of Agent form duly signed by the applicant.
Application based on a foreign design application (basic application) is possible. The Nigerian application must be filed within (6) six months from the date the basic application was filed. A certified copy of the basic application must be filed in Nigeria within (3) months from the date of the Nigerian application.
Application Under Sealed Cover:
Possible for maximum period of 12 months from date of application.
As to form only.
Registration of an Industrial Design is valid in the first instance for a period of (5) years from the date of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee may be renewed for (2) further consecutive periods of (5) years.