Tel: (27)(12) 342 1774
Fax: (27)(12) 342 3027
222 Richard Street, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa
P.O.Box 13575 Hatfield 0028
Republic of South Africa
Docex 219 Pretoria
Town Branch Office
Mon - Thurs: 08h00 to 16h30
Friday: 08h00 to 14h30
We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
although our professional staff can often be reached on
their emails after hours or by prior arrangement.
and Design Registrations
our experience, it is better to file an ARIPO regional application
designating at least Gambia rather than a national application
direcly in Gambia. The main reason for our opinion is that
ARIPO is run by WIPO and, accordingly, operates much more
efficiently than the Gambian Patent and Design Offices.
Furthermore, the cost of filing an ARIPO application designating
only Gambia is about the same as the cost of filing a national
application directly in Gambia. A further benefit of the
ARIPO route is that it is possible to designate other ARIPO
member countries by paying additional designation fees at
a relatively nominal surcharge.
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Full name, street address and description of the applicant
(including trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation,
1.2 List of goods and/or services.
1.3 A simply signed power of attorney.
1.4 10 prints of the device mark.
1.5 Paris Convention priority may be claimed when the application
The 50 classes of the Old British Classification of goods
2.2 Multiclass - No
Duration : 7 years from filing date and renewal for further
periods of 14 years.
3.2 Use : An aggrieved person may apply for the removal
of the mark if there is no bona fide use for a continuous
period of 5 years from the date of application or any continuous
5 year period thereafter.
3.3 Licenses : Not required by advisable.
3.4 Assignments of applications are permissible.
Application: First class $1800.00, additional classes filed
simultaneously $1700.00 each.
4.1b Registration fees: $690 each
4.1c Priority claim: $190 per mark
4.2 Assignment: First trade mark/class $900.00, additional
trade marks filed/classes filed simultaneously $470.00 each.
4.3 Recordal of change of name or address: First trade mark/class
$580.00, additional trade marks/classes filed simultaneously
4.4 Licenses: First trade mark/class - Not recordable.
4.5 Renewal: First class/trade mark $1300.00, additional
classes renewed simultaneously $990.00 each.
4.6 Search: Not recommended as results can take up to 6
months to be released
DUE TO PRINTING DIFFICULTIES AT THE TRADE MARKS OFFICE,
DELAY BETWEEN APPLICATION AND PUBLICATION IS ESTIMATED TO
BE APPROXIMATELY 25 YEARS, UNLESS THERE IS A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT
MADE IN THE PUBLICATION PROCEDURE
Above quotations exclude courier charges ***