GAMBIA: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention

Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
No set deadline.

Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the article embodying the design are required upon filing.

Description of the design
Indication of the kind of product/s for which the design will be used and the classification in terms of the Locarno Agreement.

Deed of Assignment
No set deadline.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information


  • Priority can be claimed 6 months from the first filing date according to the Paris Convention.


  • Formal examination is conducted.

Duration and Renewal

  • The design has an initial term of 5 years from the date of filing, with possible extensions of two further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the fees.

Gambia Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Gambia. The patent attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.