Trademarks: Belize

General Information

Classification : International Classification; Multi-Class filings are allowed up to 5 classes.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Time Frame for Registration : 4 Months
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 months

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes

Important Notes :

The Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) requires that the applicant provides a statement of use. Such requirement is pursuant to Chapter 257 of the Trade Mark Act, Section 12(3), which states “The application shall state that the trade mark is being used, by the applicant or with his consent, in relation to those goods or services, or that he has a bona fide intention that it should be so used.” It is mandatory that you choose one of the alternatives below and simply advise us by return email.

  • The trademark is being used in Belize by the applicant in relation to those goods and services.
  • The trademark is being used in Belize with the consent of the applicant in relation to those goods and services.
  • The applicant has a bona fide intention that the trademark be so used in Belize in relation to those goods and services.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Full particulars of the Applicant.
  4. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. Assignment Deed Notarized.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Full details of the mark & class(es).
  3. A document evidencing the change Notarized.

 

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