Ghana

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice 8th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period, with late fine
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

Designated in ARIPO patent
PCT national/regional phase, either nationally or via ARIPO regional designation

PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are payable annually, commencing on the second anniversary of the effective filing date
DESIGN INFORMATION 
Industrial designs cannot currently be registered in Ghana directly, because there are not yet any Regulations to support the Designs Act.  Instead, industrial design applications may be filed via the regional designation of ARIPO, of which Ghana is a member State