Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods marks
  • Series marks
  • No provision for defensive marks or service marks


The Old British classification of 50 goods classes 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 a UK Registration (if the application is filed for cotton goods)

Duration: The trade mark is registered 14 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 14 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 71 800 km2
  • Population: 5.2 million
  • Capital: Freetown
  • Currency: Leone
  • GDP:   $ 4.8 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .sl
  • Languages: English (official language)
  • Exports: Coffee; cocoa beans; diamonds; rutile; fish
  • Imports:  Machinery; transport equipment; foodstuffs; fuel and lubricants

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Madrid Agreement  on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention