Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol).
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Liberia.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE MARKS.
There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS OR SERIES MARKS.


The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney incorporating Declaration.*
  • Oath.*
  • Eight prints, even for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Copy of the Certificate of Registration and (if applicable) the last Certificate of Renewal.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.*

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.*

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney.*

F. Licences

  • Powers of Attorney from proprietor and licensee.*
  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation.*

*Liberia is now a member of the Hague Convention for the legislation of documents.
Consequently, Powers of Attorney etc, should either be legalised up to a Liberian Consul or with
an Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention.

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