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Grenada (GD)

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Legal basis is the Trademarks Act, 2012 in force since August 1, 2012.
Grenada is not a member of the Madrid Agreement or the Madrid Protocol.
In an amendment to the new Act, both the Merchandise Marks Act 1899 and the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act, which dates from 1939, were repealed and UK-based applications are no longer possible.
Any existing UK-based trademark that was registered in Grenada before the commencement of the new Act shall continue to have effect as if registered under the new Act.
All applications that were filed and remained pending under the repealed Act are being treated as applications under the new Act.
The new Act confirms that nothing in it shall affect the common law right of action for passing off or related remedies.
An English common law jurisdiction, Grenada is identical to other common law nations in that it accords priority to the first to use over the first to file.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration.
Well-known marks are recognized. Prior use in Grenada is not necessary.
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 form of a good or its packaging and any combination of the said signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: trade marks, service marks, and collective marks.
The application is filed at the Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO).
Multiple-class applications are possible. An application can include goods in any number of classes, but with additional charges for each additional class.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A power of attorney is needed.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
All applications are subject to absolute and relative grounds of refusal.
An expedient examination is available.
Electronic filing is possible. Documents filed electronically need to be supplemented by submission of the originals at the registry within one month, while the certified copy for any priority-based application needs to be submitted within two months.
Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published once in the official gazette prior to registration.
The approximate time frame for completing the registration process of a trademark in Grenada is less than one year.
The opposition period is one month from the date of publication. It is possible to apply for an extension for the filing of a notice of opposition.
Protection begins with the date of application. A trademark registration is valid for ten years from date of application. The registration is renewable for periods of ten years.
All current registrations will run for the full remainder of their existing terms and thereafter be renewed for periods of ten years, with reclassification of goods and services at the time of renewal if appropriate.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months starting from the expiration date of the trademark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If since the time of registration the trademark has not been used during a consecutive period of three years, it may be subject to cancellation. Removal might be avoided if special circumstances prevented its use and there was no intention not to use the mark.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official fees to register a word mark are USD 275.- and USD 294.- for a design mark. The fee for each additional class is USD 98.- for a word mark and USD 100.- for a design mark. Official publication fees are included in the above and range from USD 75.- to USD 93.- for the first class. The registration fee is included in the above.

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Caribbean IP

Katherine Van Deusen Hely

Katherine Van Deusen Hely
224 Datura Street, Suite 513
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel + 1 561 283 1800

Caribbean IP is an intellectual property law firm focusing on trademark and other IP services across 26 Caribbean jurisdictions. The firm prides itself on handling trademark searches, registrations, renewals, recordals, oppositions, and enforcement matters in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Katherine founded Caribbean IP in 2014, after working for several years in another Caribbean-focused practice. She and her partner Patrick Hely and their team work with clients from around the world, including numerous Fortune 500 companies and top-ranked law firms. The Caribbean IP team has experience handling all aspects of trademark practice across the Caribbean region.

Katherine obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Florida Bar and an active member of the International Trademark Association, where she is currently serving as Vice Chair of the INTA Bulletins Committee. She regularly writes articles on trademark law developments in the Caribbean for INTA and other global publications.

Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO)
Church Street
St. George's
Tel +473 440 2962 or 2963 or 2050
Fax +473 435 2964
Registrar: Ms. Annette Henry