Why and how to register a trademark in Gibraltar

In order to obtain protection in Gibraltar, it is first necessary to have the trademark registered in either the United Kingdom. 

If the trademark has been registered in the United Kingdom, then its extension to Gibraltar must be requested with the Companies House of the Government of Gibraltar.

If you register the extension of a combined trademark (which includes both word elements and figurative elements) in Gibraltar, the exclusive right to use the trademark is limited to a use of the trademark in the exact configuration or way in which it was filed and registered. If you wish to use the word element of your trademark separately from the logo (or vice versa), it is recommended you register for another trademark including only the word or figurative elements you wish to use and protect separately.

Registered trademarks in Gibraltar have their validity dependent on the registration in the United Kingdom. As long as the trademark remains in force in the United Kingdom so does its extension in Gibraltar. Once a trademark has been renewed in the United Kingdom, there is a period of three (3) months in which to request the renewal of the trademark in Gibraltar.


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