Trademarks: Bahamas

General Information

Classification : International Classification is not used. Goods are identified under corresponding local Classification; Multi-Class Filing.

What is Registrable : Trademarks
What is Not Registrable : Service Marks
Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : The Registry examines the register of marks and determines if there is already a registered mark that is confusingly similar.

Publication : Yes
Opposition : Yes
Time Frame for Registration : 12 months
Registration Term : 14 Years
Renewal Term : 14 Years

Cancellation : Marks are subject for Cancellation if not used for five years after registration.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? No
Can pending applications be Assigned ? No

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Not applicable
Can pending application be Licensed ? Not applicable

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Applicant’s name & address
  2. Details of the mark and eight prints (unless it’s a word only).
  3. Classes and specification of Goods.
  4. Authorization of Agent Simply Signed.
  5. Certified copy of Priority Documents (IF claiming Priority).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Authorization of Agent Simply Signed.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Authorization of Agent Simply Signed.
  2. Assignment Deed Notarized.
  3. A request to enter name of new owner of Trademark in the Register (Form 21) 
  4. Form of Declaration in support of Statement of Case (Form 22) (Notarized).

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Authorization of Agent Simply Signed.
  2. Request to enter change of Name of owner in the Register (Form No. 26).
  3. Notice of change of Address of owner in the register (Form No. 23)

Alteration of Trademarks

  1. Application to alter a Trademark (Form No. 30).


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