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Trademark registration in Gambia

Trademark Search
in Gambia

Determine the probabilities your trademark has of being successfully registered in Gambia

First Class

$120

Additional Class

$100

*The prices mentioned are for wordmarks

All fees included

Trademark Application
in Gambia

Apply to have your trademark registered in Gambia

First Class

$1,290

Additional Class

$1,190

Final fee for registration

First Class: $890 | Additional Class: $790

All fees included

PRICE NOTES

The prices expressed are in USD.

Search report In Gambia reports are only offered for word elements. Delivery time: 5 business days.

Application The prices expressed are for straightforward cases and include all official and professional fees. The prices do not include responses to office actions (e.g. examiner’s refusal), defenses from third party pre- or post-registration oppositions or responses to cancellation actions.

Final Fee for Registration Not applicable in this jurisdiction.

Watch Service will be activated within 72 hours after payment has been cleared. Service is for 365 days.


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Trademark applications in Gambia must be filed with the Industrial Property Office of the Attorney General’s Chambers Ministry for Justice of Gambia (MOI).

Gambia is also a member state to the Madrid Protocol. Thus, the extension of an international registration of a trademark via the Madrid System is possible for this country. For further information regarding our services for trademark filing through the Madrid System click here.

If you register a combined trademark (which includes both word elements and figurative elements) in Gambia, 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.

Nevertheless, if a third party eventually intends to register or use a trademark for similar goods or services that includes a primary or distinct part or portion of your trademark, you will have the right to oppose the application based on confusing similarity.

Opposition actions may be filed by interested third parties against a trademark application within a period of three (3) months following its publication in the trademarks journal. Under certain circumstances, extensions to this deadline may be granted. The probabilities of success for an opposition will vary in each case depending on the circumstances.

Registered trademarks in Gambia have a validity of fourteen (14) years from the application date and can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of fourteen (14) years. The trademark renewal can be requested as early as four (4) months before the expiration date. It can also be requested during the grace period after expiration, upon payment of a late renewal fee.

If you would like for the figurative or design elements of your trademark to be considered when assessing your trademark for registration in Gambia (Trademark Search Report), contact us directly in order to determine if we may be able to offer this in this jurisdiction. In such cases, prices for service and estimated delivery times may vary.

 

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FAQ

trademark registration in Gambia

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an intergovernmental organization formed by 19 member states. The member states (signatories to the Lusaka Agreement) that currently make up ARIPO are: Botswana, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

This organization was created with the purpose of increasing cooperation between its members and aims to create a regional industrial property system.

In regard to trademarks, 10 member states have signed the Banjul Protocol that creates a centralized filing system. Therefore, through this system a single trademark registration through ARIPO would technically grant protection and recognition in all 9 member states that have ratified the Banjul Protocol. The 10 member states included are: Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Sao Tome and PrincipeSwaziland, Uganda, Tanzania (mainland) and Zimbabwe.

Please note that this system does not replace the national systems. The majority of post application procedures (e.g. oppositions, cancellations and infringements) are handled directly by the local national offices.

A registered trademark grants exclusive nationwide use: Registering your trademark grants you protection and the exclusive right to use your trademark in connection to the products and services for which you have registered in a determined country or territory. As a registered trademark owner you can take legal action against anyone who uses your brand without your permission, including counterfeiters.

A registered trademark serves as a deterrent against third parties that would otherwise use identical or confusingly similar trademarks for identical or similar goods or services. In most countries the prior existence of a considerably similar registered trademark is grounds for government offices to refuse a subsequent registration. Furthermore, trademark owners have the right to oppose similar trademarks from being registered. 

A registered trademark grants one the right to use the ® Symbol: Upon registration you will be able to use this symbol in order to demonstrate that your trademark has been registered and is enforceable by law. It also serves as notice to competitors that you are serious about protecting your trademark rights. Such right is limited to the countries in which the trademark is registered.

It is illegal and punishable by law to use this symbol if your trademark has not been registered; fines and penalties vary depending on the jurisdiction. The use of the ® symbol in some countries is also obligatory if a trademark has been registered in order to be able to present legal actions or remedies against a third party that uses a trademark without the owner’s consent.

A registered trademark is necessary to enlist help from countries’ Customs Service (Customs and Border Patrol): if a trademark has been registered, actions can be taken in order to request local customs services to prevent the entering or exportation of goods that use an identical or confusingly similar trademark.

Priority for subsequent applications: The first application for a trademark will grant the holder the right to subsequently claim priority when applying for an identical trademark in the vast majority of countries in the world, for a period of 6 months. If priority is claimed inside the period of 6 months from the first application, the subsequent applications will be considered as having been presented on the same date as the application in the first country. This is important in case there are conflicting trademarks that were filed after the first application.

 

For more information regarding Priority please visit our General FAQs

If you are investing time and money in order to differentiate yourself and your products or services from other traders, make sure that other trademarks that may take advantage of your market placement are not admitted for registration.

The first step to do so is to stay alert. Our Watch Service will have experts continually monitoring newly published trademarks, alerting you if any of them may eventually affect your rights. Being alerted on time will allow you as a trademark owner to decide whether or not opposition actions should be presented.

Our trademark watch services can be ordered on a yearly basis for a specific country, region or even worldwide.

Trademark Watch Alerts will be sent to your email, including information of the conflicting trademark, such as the trademark itself, the class for which it is being registered, the details of the applicant and the deadline to present legal actions intended to stop the trademark from being registered.

Different countries have different requirements and time frames when it comes to trademarks. When working with iGERENT, a trademark consultant will be assigned specifically to you, and will assist you with whatever trademark related services you require. Along with advising you, your consultant will continuously monitor your trademark processes, keeping you up to date with any developments. Regardless of the amount of countries in which you have services being processed, you will be able to monitor any advances through your online account, or by contacting your assigned trademark consultant directly.

Regardless of which country or countries you are ordering trademark services for, all payments will be made through our online portal. Our online portal allows easy and safe payment to be made via PayPal, by major credit cards such as Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover, and even Bitcoin. If you like, you may also pay directly via wire transfer* (bank transfer) to our US bank account.

*Clients that pay via wire transfer (bank transfer) are eligible to receive a 5% discount.

Trademark Watch
in Gambia

Make sure that you are alerted when a conflicting trademark to yours has been published in Gambia

Local

First Class

$120

Additional Class

$100

Regional

First Class

$360

Additional Class

$170

Global

First Class

$590

Additional Class

$290

Note: Service will be activated within 72 hours after payment has been cleared. Service is for 365 days.

Trademark Renewal
in Gambia

Your trademark registration is about to expire? Our expert attorneys will assist you with the renewal process to maintain the protection of your trademark. Learn more about the timeframes, prices and requirements.
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Additional trademark related services offered by iGERENT

Trademark assignment
You need to transfer ownership of a filed or registered trademark? Our expert attorneys will assist you with the assignment process, from the drafting of the deed of assignment to the filing of the change of owner with the country's trademark office.
Trademark office action
Your trademark application has received an office action? Our expert attorneys will provide advice and will help with the defense, from the review of the case to the filing of the defense with the trademarks office. We can help you with objections to local trademarks as well as objections received via WIPO (international trademarks).
Trademark opposition
A third party has filed an opposition against your trademark application? Our attorneys can advise you, evaluating the information and evidence you can provide, determining the chances of success and preparing and filing the defense with the trademarks office.
Trademark holder change of address
You or your company changed your address? With us, you can register the change of domicile with the trademarks office in an easy and straightforward way. Our attorneys take charge of everything.
Trademark holder change of name
The company that owns your trademark has changed its name? It is necessary to update the holder's details registered with the Trademarks Office. Our attorneys will let you know what documentation must be provided and will request the change with the relevant authority.
Control Border Patrol
Your company exports goods that are trademarked? Avoid the arrival of falsified or counterfeit products in those markets in which your trademark is registered. Our attorneys will help you protect your rights with the control border patrol.