A trade mark is a registered identification sign attached to a commodity.

The principal purpose of attaching such a sign to the product is to facilitate and enhance the marketing of the product by indicating to the customers the source and reputation of the affixer.

As a result, trademarks are part of a company’s intellectual property.

A trademark owner may be an individual, business organization or any legal entity. For example Amena Academy is a registered trade mark of Efedosa Catering Services limited.

The Trademark Registry, Abuja, registers company trademarks. The names or symbols that will be acceptable for registration must not be too similar to an existing name or mark.