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Trade Mark Services & Trade Mark Lawyers

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Gambia is a party to the Madrid System for international registration of trade marks, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) and the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. It is possible to claim priority under the Paris Convention.

Gambia follows a multi-class filing system and recognises both goods and services classes in terms of the 9th Edition of the Nice Classification.

Trade mark applications are examined for compliance with formal and substantive requirements and are published in the official gazette after registration. Trade marks may be opposed within 3 months of the date of publication

Well-known trade marks in terms of the Paris Convention are recognised in Gambia.

Trade mark registrations are valid for 10 years from the date of filing and may be renewed indefinitely for 10-year periods thereafter.

A registered trade mark may be cancelled on action by an interested party if it has not been used for a continuous period of 5 years after the date of registration.

Customs recordals are possible.