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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
  • No provision for defensive marks or series marks

Classification:

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

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney incorporating a Declaration, notarised and legalized up to the Liberian Consulate or by means of a Apostille (Hague Convention)
  • Oath, notarised and legalized up to the Liberian Consulate by means of a Apostille (Hague Convention)
  • 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 111 400 km2
  • Population: 3.7 million
  • Capital: Monrovia
  • Currency: Liberian Dollar
  • GDP:  $ 1.76 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .lr
  • Languages: English (official language)
  • Exports: Iron ore; diamonds; natural rubber; coffee; timber
  • Imports: Fuel; chemicals; machinery; transportation equipment; manufactured goods; rice and other foodstuffs

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Banjul Protocol (of ARIPO)
  • Berne Convention
  • Madrid Agreement  on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
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