Trade Marks

International Arrangements: 

Paris Union, Madrid Protocol. Gambia is also a member of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) but has not yet subscribed to the Banjul Protocol.

A new Industrial Property Act came into effect on 2 April 2007, and replaces the antiquated Trade Marks Act of 1916. The new Regulations to accompany the Act came into effect on 1 January 2011

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE MARKS.
There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.

Classification:

The International Classification of goods and services applies.

A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if apllicable), with verified english translation.

B. Renewals

  • No documents required.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Effective date of Assignment/Merger

D. Change of Name

  • Effective date of Change of Name.

E. Change of Address

  • Effective date of Change of Address.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Licence agreement, with verified English translation

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