Caribbean Offshore Services: Trademarks Registration

By: Caribbean Offshore Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: trade marks, Service Marks

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Trademarks and Service Marks Registration

Welcome to our trade marks and patent registration service. We, along with our locally affiliated law firm, provide a responsiveness, professionalism and efficiency which is unequalled by other service providers in Dominica. As a result, we have built up an enviable international clientele while maintaining the personal dedication and attention which all clients desire.

The Marks, Collective Marks and Trade Names Act 1999 went into force on February 10, 2009. In addition to trade mark registrations, service marks can now be registered under the Nice Classification, and Paris Convention priority is now available. New registrations are for a term of 10 years, with renewals for consecutive periods of 10 years.

The new Act protects existing United Kingdom based and local registrations under the old Acts for the full remainder of their terms (14 years for local registrations).

Our trademark registration services include:

  • Advice on the registrability and retention of trademarks
  • Trademark searches
  • Filing of applications
  • Provision of legal advice
  • Payment of the relevant Government fees
  • Opposing the registration of trade marks
  • Litigation

Patent Registration

The Patent Acts 1999 gives effect to the Patent Cooperation Treaty. As a result, patent applications can no longer be filed under the Registration of Patents and Registration of UK Patents Acts.

Our patent registration services include:

  • Patent searches
  • Patent application
  • Opposing the grant of patent
  • Recording amendments to patents including assignments, mergers, change of name etc
  • Payment of the relevant fees
  • Legal advice
  • Litigation

Keywords: Service Marks, trade marks

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Before filing a trademark application in Dominica it is advisable but not necessary to perform a search with the Dominican Intellectual Property Office in order to verify if there is any prior application/registration for an identical or confusingly similar trademark on behalf of another party.


Our Services is officially recommended by Dominica's Ministry of Finance and Social Security

Dominica's second passport programme, also called the Economic Citizenship programme, allows a person who is not a citizen of Dominica to become such a citizen, merely by paying a fee to the Government of Dominica. To give them a country to which they can resort in the event of political or other instability in their native country.