Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
Last Published: 4/12/2019
Until 2017, there were few to no known reports of intellectual property cases in The Gambia, largely due to a lack of in-country experts in the field.  However, in June 2018, Gambian police officers were provided with training on the enforcement of copyright laws, after the prosecution of two males for copyright infringement and complaints to the IP authorities by entertainment artists who reported copyright infringement crimes being committed in The Gambia. 
In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, please link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.

IP Attaché Contact - The Gambia
Name: Peter Mehravari, U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché for Middle East and North Africa, Patent Attorney
Address: U.S. Embassy Kuwait | U.S. Department of Commerce
Telephone: +965 2259-1455
E-mail: Peter.Mehravari@trade.gov
 

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