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Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Trademark Registration

Registration
A trade mark can be registered in St. Vincent & The Grenadines pursuant to The Trade Marks Act 2003 and the Trade Marks Regulations 2004 which provide for local trade mark applications.

The following information and documentation is required:

1. name of the trade mark
2. one copy of the mark (unless mark is word only)
3. class(es) and specification of goods and/or services
4. applicant's name and address
5. Authorisation of Agent (sealed and notarised)
6. certified copy of priority document (if priority is claimed)
It usually takes six months or less for the St. Vincent Commerce & Intellectual Property Office to process an application for registration. Paris Convention priority can be claimed. Once the registration is complete the Office will issue a Certificate of Registration.

Classes
The International Classification system is used. Multi-class applications are allowed.

Searches
In order to conduct a search the only documentation required is the name of the trade mark and one copy of the mark (unless mark is word only) or the name of the proprietor (including past names). The Office operates a manual system and filing is by registration number. The result can usually be provided within five working days.

Renewal
A trade mark registration is valid for 10 years after which it can be renewed for like periods. Two months before the renewal date we will send you an Expiry Notice asking whether you wish us to renew the registration or allow the mark to lapse. If the registration is to be renewed the only documentation required is one copy of the mark (unless mark is word only) and an Authorisation of Agent (sealed and notarised). It usually takes two months or less for the Office to process an application for renewal. Once the renewal
is complete the Office will endorse the Certificate of Registration to evidence the renewal.
If you do not wish to renew the mark please inform us so that we can advise the Office accordingly.

Abandonment
Please inform us as soon as possible if you wish to abandon your trade mark or allow it to lapse so that
we can update our records and advise the Office accordingly. This will avoid us sending out unnecessary
Reminder Notices.

Assignment

Please inform us as soon as possible if the trade mark has been assigned so that we can file an
application to record the assignment in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
To record the assignment of a trade mark registration the only documentation required is either the
original Deed of Assignment or a notarised copy and an Authorisation of Agent (sealed and notarised). It usually takes two months or less for the Office to process an application to record an assignment. Once the recording is complete the Office will issue a Certificate of Assignment.

Change of Particulars
Please inform us as soon as possible if there is any change to the registration so that we can file an application to record the change in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.
To record a change of name and/or address for a trade mark registration the only documentation required is either the original document evidencing the change or a notarised copy and an Authorisation of Agent (sealed and notarised).
It usually takes two months or less for the Office to process an application to record a Change of Particulars. Once the recording is complete the Office will issue a Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address.

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