General Information

  • Capital: Banjul
  • Population: 1,7 million
  • Languages: English


International Arrangements

  • ARIPO, since January 16, 1986.
  • Paris Convention, since January 21, 1992, but no enabling local law yet.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), by Chapter I and II, as of December 9, 1997, but no enabling local law yet (Jan. 2001).

Filing Requirements

  • Power of attorney simply signed
  • Applicant data
  • Sample of the mark (not required for word marks)
  • A list of goods and/or services
  • A certified copy of the priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation


  • 10 years from the filing date


Renewal Requirement

  • No document required
Domain Names
  • Domain extension: .gm



  • gm domain must be renewed on December 31st of every year;
  • The registration of domain names that are not intended to be active will not be registered; these types of registrations are prohibited by the NIC in Gambia.

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