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Tuvalu (TV)

Online you can see a limited part of information about this country.
More in-depth details are available for the following aspects:

     General Trademark Regulations
     Grace Period for Trademark Renewal

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The total price is 49.00 EUR. A PDF-Download will be sent to you electronically.

Legal basis is the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Ordinance [Cap 63] in force since 22 August 1939.
Tuvalu is not a member of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol or the European Union.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Nice classification, 11th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs, such as words, names, acronyms, letters, numbers, devices, colours, colour combinations, the three-dimensional forms of a good or its packaging, and any combination of the mentioned signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: trademarks, service marks and collective marks. The law makes no express provision for service marks but they are accepted in practice.
The application is filed at the Office of the Attorney-General.
Multiple-class applications are possible.
An application can include goods and services in any number of classes, but with additional charges for each additional class.
Foreign applicants do not need a local agent.
A power of attorney signed by the applicant or authorised person is necessary.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
A trademark application must be based on a national UK registration certificate issued by the United Kingdom Comptroller-General. Once the application is lodged, the Registrar is required to enter the particulars in the Trade Marks Register and issue the applicant with the registration certificate. There is no requirement for publication or opposition.
The approximate time frame for completing the registration process of a trademark in Tuvalu is from 2 to 3 years.
National:
There is no opposition period. Applications are to be registered as of right without publication or opposition.
Protection begins from the date of the registration of the basic United Kingdom trademark. A trademark registration is valid for the duration of the basic United Kingdom registration in respect of the goods and services for which the trade mark is registered in Tuvalu.
Practical details on grace periods for trademark renewals are available in our publication here
The official application fee is AUD 405.00 for one class and AUD 305.00 for each additional class. The registration fee is included in the official application fee. There is no publication fee.

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SMD Group thanks the following law firms for their assictance in updating the information provided.

May 11, 2019
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Office of The Administrator General
P.O. Box 63
Government Building
Vaiaku
Funafuti
Tuvalu

Tel +688 20 123
Fax +688 20 817
Mail agoffice@tuvalu.tv