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Antigua and Barbuda Trademark registration

Requirements

Trademark Applications

If the application is based on a United Kingdom trademark, multi-class filing system and International Classification are used. Service classes are accepted.

Power of Attorney signed by the applicant before a Notary Public.

Certified copy of the UK trademark registration upon which this application will be based.
If the application is to be a local/substantive case, multi-class filing system and Pre-1938 UK classification system are used.

Service classes are not accepted.

Power of Attorney signed by the applicant before a Notary Public.
Declaration signed by the applicant before a Notary Public. Form "A" signed by the applicant before a Notary Public.

The application is filed at the trademarks registry in St. John's, Antigua.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. After formal examination and acceptance, the mark is published for opposition. The processing time from first filing to registration is typically two years and perhaps even longer.

National:
Interested parties may oppose new applications within three months from the date of publication of an application for opposition.

Opposition against designation of IR Mark
(The period starts from the national publication date, if not stated differently): 3 months.

All new registrations are valid for a term of 10 years, with renewals for further periods of 10 years.

The grace period is 6 months from the expiration date of the trademark.

A registration is subject to cancellation after three years of nonuse following registration. However, a registrant may assert a defense of "good cause", which may excuse non-use.

Area Practice:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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