The Industrial Property Office registers the following industrial property rights: patent utility model; trademark; collective marks; industrial designs. Intellectual property rights can only be protected through registration, which is based on first to file. To register, the appropriate forms and fees must be submitted to the Industrial Property Office. The office also offers guidance to unrepresented clients.
The Gambia is a member state of African Regional Intellectual Property Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization .In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. See Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources or contact or contact ITA’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights Director, Stevan Mitchell at Stevan.Mitchell@trade.gov.
To access The Gambia’s ICS section on financing, visit the U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statement website.