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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Simply signed Power of Attorney
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 238 500 km2
  • Population: 24.3 million
  • Capital: Accra
  • Currency:  Cedi
  • GDP:  $ 38.24 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .gh
  • Languages: English (official language)
  • Exports: Cocoa; gold; timber; manganese; bauxite; aluminium; diamonds; tuna
  • Imports: Capital equipment; petroleum; consumer goods; food; intermediate goods

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Hague Agreement on Designs
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty
  • WTO/TRIPS
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