Project Description

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IP GHANA NATIONAL LEGISLATION

International Arrangements
Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol), TRIPS

On 25 July 2014, the Trade marks (Amendment) Act, 876 of 2014, came into force. As a result, the Madrid Protocol has been officially incorporated into Ghanaian law and it is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Ghana.

Categories of Trade Marks
There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION MARKS.

Classification
The International Classification of goods and services applies.

A separate application is required for each class of goods or services.

Documents required

  1. New Applications

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Ten prints, except for word marks in ordinary type
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation
  2. Renewals

    1. No documents required
  3. Assignments/Mergers

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation
  4. Change of Name

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation
  5. Change of Address

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
  6. Licences/Registered Users

    1. Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee
    2. Declaration and Statement of Case, with verified English translation
    3. Licence Agreement, with verified English translation