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REGISTRATION OF A TRADE MARK UNDER TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS, 1970

  • An application by the registered proprietor or any registered user of a trade mark for the cancellation of the registration of a registered user of that trade mark under Page 20 20 TRADE MARKS REGULATIONS, 1970 (L.I. 667) paragraph (b) of section 28 (10) of the Act shall be made on the prescribed form, and shall be... Read More

    The registration process includes the Following steps:

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      1. PRELIMINARY SEARCH (OPTIONAL)

      A trade mark search may be conducted prior to application for registration of the trade mark. The search is important to ensure that no identical trademark has been registered or is pending registration.

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      2. APPLICATION FOR TRADE MARK REGISTRARTION

      Trade Mark Form No. 2 is used for the application of Trade Mark. An Applicant is required to attached four (4) representations of the trade mark with a prescribed fee of $ 200.00 or its Cedi equivalent. Applicants whose principal place of business is located outside Ghana are required to apply through legal entity.

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      3. REVIEW/EXAMINATION OF TM. No 2 BY THE TRADE MARKS OFFICE.

      The Registrar examines whether the Trade Mark application is in conformity with the requirements of.

      • Section 1, Section 3, Subsection (1) and (2) of Section 4, and Section 5 of the Trade Marks Act, 2004, Act 664

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      4. PUBLICATION AND OPPOSITION OF TRADEMARK

      All Trade Mark application accepted by the Registrar are published in the Industrial Trade Marks Bulletin (Journal) for a period of two (2) months. Within this period any interested party/person may file for a notice of opposition to the registration in a prescribed manner.

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      5. CERTIFICATION OF TRADEMARK

      In the event where there are no Opposition to the approved Trademarks, the proprietor of a Trademark requests for the issuance of his trade mark certificate. A certificate of Registration of Trade Mark is then issued to the applicant and the registered trademark is valid for a period of 10 years from the filing date of the application.

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      6. RENEWAL OF TRADE MARKS

      Renewal of trademarks are made every ten (10) years.

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      NB: Non-use for 5 years following registration makes the registration vulnerable to cancellation.

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      SCHEDULE OF TRADE MARK FEES

      TRADE MARK SEARCH : $ 110.00

      TRADE MARK APPLICATON : $ 200.00

      CERTIFICATION OF TRADE MARK : $ 200.00

    COMPANIES LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

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      Applicant may purchase a set of prescribed regulations and a set of Form 3B from the in-house bank at GH 9.50 cedi

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      Consent letter from qualified Auditors.

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      Form 3B and Regulations must be witnessed by commisioner for oaths

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      Submit the completed Forms at any RGD office or process it or via Online

      Pay a prescribed incorporation fee of GH 270 cedi

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      The Registrar issues:

      certificate of incorporation

      certificate to commence business

      Regulations of the Company, Form 3B

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      Filing of Annual Returns at GH 50 cedis