International Arrangements: Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol), TRIPS

On 25 July 2014, the Trade marks (Amendment) Act, 876 of 2014, came into force. As a result, the Madrid Protocol has been officially incorporated into Ghanaian law and it is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Ghana.

Categories of Trade Marks: There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION MARKS.

Classification: The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A separate application is required for each class of goods or services.


Documents required.

A- New Applications

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Ten prints, except for word marks in ordinary type
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation

B- Renewals

  1. No documents required


  1. Assignments/Mergers
  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
  2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation


D- Change of Name

    1. Power of Attorney, simply signed
    2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation


E- Change of Address

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed


  1. Licences/Registered Users
  1. Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee
  2. Declaration and Statement of Case, with verified English translation
  3. Licence Agreement, with verified English translation