Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                   Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • No provision for defensive marks


The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Simply signed Power of Attorney
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 11 300 km2
  • Population: 1.8 million
  • Capital: Banjul
  • Currency:  Dalasi
  • GDP:  $ 3.4 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .gm
  • Languages: English (official language)
  • Exports: Groundnuts and related products; cotton lint; fish and fish products; palm kernels
  • Imports: Foodstuffs; manufactures; raw materials; fuel machinery; transport equipment

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent Law Treaty
  • WIPO Convention