Trademarks: Antigua & Barbuda

General Information

A Trademark can be registered in Antigua & Barbuda in two ways:

  1. Either pursuant to the Trade Mark Act (2003) which provides for local 
    Trademark applications dating from receipt of application.
  2. Or pursuant to the registration of United Kingdom Trade Mark Act (1946) which 
    provides for applications to extend rights under a UK registration with effect 
    from the date of registration in the UK.

Classification : The International Classification is used. Multi-Class applications are allowed.

What is Registrable : Service Marks are permitted BUT can only be registered by 
an application to extend rights under a UK registration.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Time Frame for Registration : 12 Months

Registration Term : 10 Years - a UK based trademark registration is valid for the 
same period shown on the UK registration certificate

Renewal Term : 10 Years –a UK based registration can only be renewed if the 
underlying UK registration has been renewed.

Grace Period for Renewals : Yes – 6 months with late payment fees.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes

Important Notes : Multi-Class applications are allowed. A UK based application, however, is restricted to the number of classes specified on the UK Certificate.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

If based on Local registration system:

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Full particulars of the Applicant.
  4. Statement of Application and Declaration of Intent-to-Use Notarized.
  5. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

If based on UK registration:

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Full particulars of the Applicant.
  4. Certified copy of UK Registration Certificate.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Certified copy of UK Registration Certificate showing the Renewal (only for UK 
    based registrations).

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Assignment Deed Notarized.
  4. A Declaration verifying Assignment Notarized.
  5. Certified copy of the UK Registration Certificate showing the Assignment (only 
    for UK based registrations).

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Certificate documenting the change OR an Affidavit certifying the change Notarized.
  4. Certified copy of the UK Registration Certificate showing the Change (only for 
    UK based registrations). .

 

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