Trademarks: Dominica

General Information

Marks in Dominica can be registered either:

  1. Locally dating as of filing date; or
  2. Pursuant to a UK registration with effect from the date of registration in the UK.

International Agreements : Paris Convention.

Classification : 

  1. International Classification is not used. Goods are cited under the corresponding local classification.
  2. Multi-Class filings are allowed.
  3. A UK based application is restricted to the number of classes specified in the UK certificate.
  4. 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 : 14 Years
Renewal Term : 14 Years for local registration. For UK based registrations the renewal period is the same as the UK registration.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

For local applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. Statement of application and Declaration verifying Statement Notarized.
  4. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

For UK based applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. Form of Declaration.
  4. Certified copy of UK registration certificate.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

For local applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.

For UK based applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. Certified copy of UK Renewal certificate.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

For local applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. A Declaration verifying the Assignment Notarized.
  4. Assignment Deed.

For UK based applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. Certified copy of the UK registration certificate showing the Assignment.
  4. A Declaration verifying the Assignment Notarized.
  5. Assignment Deed.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

For local applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. A Document evidencing the changes Notarized.

For UK based applications:

  1. Details of the Mark, Class(es) and Applicant.
  2. Power of Attorney Notarized.
  3. Certified copy of the UK registration certificate evidencing the changes.
  4. A document evidencing the Changes.

 

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