Registrar General's Department

Register General Department

The Registrar General Department is comprised of three offices. These are:

  1. The Industrial Property Office
  2. The Deeds Registry and
  3. The Registry of Marriages

    INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OFFICE (IPO)

    The functions of the office are:
    1. To administer Industrial Property Rights;
    2. Provision of Technological Information to the Public,
    3. Promoting Inventiveness, and awareness in The Gambia
    4. Provision of Training in Industrial Property.

    On the content of the Registrar General's Office, there could be a Main Menu of the

    1. TRADEMARKS
    2. PATENTS
    3. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
    4. UTILITY MODELS
    5. TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

    Under each subject of the above there will be a detail explanation of the term being referred to. There should be a registration under the terms and the basic procedures involved the process of registration and off course the links for the forms as well.

    Under the TRADEMARK Menu we shall have the following links:

    1. About Trademarks
    2. Requirements for registration of Trademarks
    3. Examination
    4. Trademark Registration Procedure
    5. Advertisement
    6. Period of protection
    7. Marid marks Systems

    DOWNLOADS under downloads we can have the various forms issued by the office with regards to registration procedures and also the IP regulation, IP Acts, Trademark Fees, ARIPO Patent Application Fees, and various agreements signed by the office.

    Another column may provide information on current affairs in the office

    IP JOURNALS for the various publication done after registration to the public and in a downloadable format and in the series as they are being published

    DEEDS REGISTRY

    The following are registered at this office:

    1. Assignments,
    2. Mortages,
    3. Vesting Deeds,
    4. Conveyance,
    5. The registration fee for any of the above is One Thousand Dalasi (1000.00)
    6. Miscellaneous Deeds
    7. Partnership Deeds,
    8. Powers of Attorney,
    9. Letters of Authority,
    10. Affidavits, etc.
    11. The registration fee for miscellaneous deeds is Five Hundred Dalasi (500)
    12. Proof of payement of stamp duty from the Gambia Revenue Authority is also required.

    THE REGISTRY OF MARRIAGES

    This office performs the following:
    1. Civil Marriages,
    2. Prepares spinster and bachelor certificates
    3. Authenticates Muslims and Church marriages.

    CIVIL MARRIAGES ( Requirements)

    1. Collection of the prescribe form from the office
    2. Completed form to be returned to the office
    3. Copy of passport to be submitted
    4. Divorce certificate if any, to be submitted

    Death certificate must also be submitted if one of the parties lost his or her former spouse.

    Where a divorce/death certificate is in a language other than English, a certified translation of the document must be provided.

    Marriage fees as follows:

    1. Where both parties are either citizens of The Gambia or a citizen of Ecowas (SIX THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DALASIS)- D6,500.00
    2. Where one party is either a citizen of The Gambia or a citizen of Ecowas and the other party is neither a Gambian nor a citizen of Ecowas D15,000.000 (FIFTEEN THOUSAND DALASIS)
    3. Where bth parties are neither citizens of The Gambia nor citizens of Ecowas D20,000 (TWENTY THOUSAND DALASIS)

    MUSLIM /CHURCH MARRIAGE AUTHENTICATION

    Application to present certificate from cadi or pastor with a fee of 3000.00(Three Thousand dalasi)

    MUSLIM DIVORCE

    Muslim marriage certificate required in order to prepare Divorce Certificate. Application fee is D3000.00 (Three thousand dalasi)

    BACHELOR / SPINSTER CERTIFICATE

    Applicant to provide the following:
    1. Copy of passport or national identity card
    2. An affidavit from a commissioner of oath or Notary Public
    3. Application fee is D500.00 (Five Hundred Dalasis)

    MOJ Events

    State's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

    Following a 33 year delay, the Solicitor General and Legal Secretary from 5th to 6th July 2018 led a high level delegation comprised of officials from the Office of the President, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Women's Bureau to engage in dialogue with the Human Rights Committee on the recently submitted response to the List of Issues posed by the Committee on the State's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

    ICCPR

    All Lawyers Conference

    A lawyers conference to promote and create a climate of respect for the rule of law and constitutionality in the Gambia on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st December 2017 at Kairaba Beach Hotel.

    Lawyers Conference

    Turkish Embassy donated I.T equipments to Ministry of Justice

    Turkish Embassy Donates state of the art Computers and IT equipment to aid in the work of the Ministry of Justice.Turkish Ambassador announces further cooperation training exchanges between Attorney General's Chamber & Ministry of Justice and Turkish Justice Academy.The official handing over of the I.T equipments(Computers,Printers and UPS(Power Supply Connectors)) occured at the Ministry of Justice conference room where the materials where handed over by the Turkish Ambassador to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice(Hon. Abubacarr Tambadou),Tuesday,3rd October,2017.

    Turkish Embassy donate IT Materials to MOJ

    In The News

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