How to Apply for Design Recordal (User Document) in Nigeria

Apply for Design Recordal (User Document) in Nigeria By yourself

  • For an application to apply for Design Recordal in person, applicants need to go to the Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments.
  • The contact information and address from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments are available on the next contact information link.
  • Visit the office and pick up an application form that must be completed to get the Design Recordal from the relevant department.
  • Fill in the application form and provide the correct information in the relevant sections. Sign it when you’ve completed the form.
  • After filling out your application, be sure you have attached all the required documents on the “Required Documents” section on this page.
  • Then, you can submit it in person to the appropriate office. Pay the amount as instructed by the official.
  • After the submission of the application, it will be accompanied by the other supporting documents are sent to the examiner and verification process.
  • After the verification and verification processes are complete the application will be accepted and officials are then able to take the required steps to issue the document.
  • If it is time to be collected the person who requested it will be informed by the office. The applicant will be able to collect the document by any method that is appropriate.

Required Documents for Design Recordal

  • Application form completed
  • Power of attorney issued by the Embassy of the country concerned
  • Certificate of registration for Design
  • Commitment letter
  • Photos and other details about the design
  • Any supporting document (as required)

Office Locations and Contacts

Commercial Law Department,Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry,
Ministry Of Trade and Investment,
Block D, the old secretariat,
Area 1. Garki,
Phone: 08092194426, 08092194416, 08092194404
contact link
Google map directions link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any genuine inventor who would like to obtain Recordal of their registered invention, is eligible to apply.
  • A designated representative or agent is able to apply on behalf of the inventor.


Contact the office for information on fees.


It usually lasts for one year.


  • The applicants are advised to fill in the application form in a neat and accurately with perfect readability and appropriateness in order to avoid rejection.
  • Additionally, all required documents should be provided in full.

Requirements Information

  • Applicant particulars
  • Identification document number
  • Registration number
  • Number of the Design Registration Certificate
  • Specifics of the design
  • Contact details of the authorized representative
  • Contact details and address

The Document is required

  • It is required to register your idea with Trademarks, Patents and Designs Registry of the Trade and InvestmentMinistry to gain the exclusive right to utilize the design and hinder others from producing, import or using it.
  • An Design Recordal is required to keep track of the usage of rights granted to an registered trademark by its owner.



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