British Virgin Islands
An applicant who has filed separate applications for the
registration of a trademark has the option of filing an application
for those applications to be merged into a single application.
On 14 October 2016 the Cyprus Income Tax Law (ITL) was amended, effective as from 1 July 2016, introducing a new IP box regime.
The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is a well-known and popular jurisdiction for the holding of corporate assets, including real estate investments, securities, jets and ships.
. Under the old legislation a well-known trademark could not be protected in the BVI.
The Act is aimed at simplifiying and modernising trade mark protection in the British Virgin Islands (the "BVI") by introducing two significant changes...
Following decades-long pressure from the private sector for IP law reform, the BVI now has modern trade marks legislation.
Spoor & Fisher
Following a comprehensive review of the existing trade mark laws of the British Virgin Islands, we await the publication of the Proclamation in the Government Gazette to implement the new Trade Marks Act, 2013.
For the first time in several decades there will be a comprehensive revamp of the trade mark laws of the British Virgin Islands.
Spoor & Fisher
The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission ("FSC"), which incorporates the Registry of Trade Marks, announced in May 2011 that service marks were no longer recognised under the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act (Cap. 157 – the UK Marks Act).
As the British Virgin Islands continues to play a vital role in facilitating global trade and investment, it turns its attention to helping its more than 60,000 new companies per year build a business environment where innovation can be a key economic driver.