Cayman Islands IP & Trademark | From US$ 299
Cayman IP & Trademark fees
From US$ 299
- Submit the application to the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO).
- Appoint a local Registered Agent to submit the application for you.
- Examination the application form within 14 days.
- Will get a Certificate of Registration.
- A trade mark registration is valid for 10 years and can be renewed for like period.
Any business that wishes to establish a national or international should take steps to protect the use of its name, logo or other intellectual property, such as patents right, copyright, designs, trademarks, …etc. The intellectual property associated with a business name or system can become one of the most valuable assets when it is properly protected.
Detail procedure for Trademark Registration in Cayman Islands:
With our experience, we will able to assist you in submitting the application to the Cayman Islands Intellectual Property Office (CIIPO). If there are no deficiencies in the application and no objections to the trademark then the whole application process can take about 3 to 6 months to process an application for registration.
1. Design your brand.
You will design a distinctive trademark by yourself. They may consist of words (including personal names), designs, numerals, letters or the shape of goods/packaging. Signs which fall within the scope of the absolute grounds objections cannot be registered.
2. Hire a Registered Agent.
According to the new Trade Marks Law in Cayman Islands, which was effective on 1 August 2017, to apply for a trademark, the applicant must appoint a local Registered Agent to submit the application based on the Nice system of classification. Like Trademark Laws in other jurisdictions, the new law also includes provisions relation to collective and certification marks, opposition and infringement proceedings and requirements to register particulars relating to certain transactions.
3. Application filing.
The Registered Agent will complete the Form TM3 accordingly. The applicant will need to provide the following information: a representation of the mark to be filed, a specification of the goods/services, the applicant’s name, address and type. Any marks comprised of non-English words or non-Roman characters must be translated.
4. Examination of the application.
After submitting the application to the CIIPO, the Examiners endeavours to complete a preliminary examination of the trademark application within 14 days of receipt of the application.
5. Advertisement for public.
Substantive examination is generally conducted within 30 to 60 days from the completion of the preliminary examination. If acceptable, the application will then be published in the Intellectual Property Gazette for opposition purposes for a period of 60 days.
6. Successful registration.
After the end of the opposition period, assuming no oppositions are filed, the application will proceed to registration and a Certificate of Registration will be issued.
A trade mark registration is valid for 10 years after which it can be renewed for like periods.