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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both the Merchandise Marks Act 1899 and the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act, which dates from 1939, are repealed and UK-based applications are no longer possible.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All applications that were filed and remained pending under the repealed Act are being treated as applications under the new Act.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.
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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 the trademark has not been used within three years from registration, 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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Country Index is a free service of SMD Group. We thank the following law firms for their assistance in updating the information provided.

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Caribbean IP, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA  

11-10-2014
Caribbean IP, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA  

10-23-2013
Caribbean Trademark Services, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401, USA

10-12-2012
Caribbean Trademark Services, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401, USA



Caribbean IP



Katherine Van Deusen Hely

Katherine Van Deusen Hely
224 Datura Street, Suite 513
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
USA (US)
Tel + 1 561 283 1800
Katherine@Caribbean-IP.com
www.Caribbean-IP.com

Caribbean IP – Katherine Van Deusen Hely, P.L.L.C. is an IP law firm focusing on trademark and other IP services across 24 Caribbean jurisdictions. The firm prides itself on handling trademark searches, registrations, renewals, recordals, oppositions and enforcement matters in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Before founding Caribbean IP in 2014, Katherine worked closely with her cousin, George C. J. Moore. After his passing in 2013, she continued his Caribbean practice as the sole attorney point-of-contact for the firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies and clients around the world. Katherine has experience handling all aspects of trademark practice in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

Katherine obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Florida Bar and an active member of the International Trademark Association, serving on the INTA Bulletin Committee (Latin America and Caribbean Subcommittee) since 2013. She regularly writes articles on trademark law developments in the Caribbean.

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Tel +473 440 2962 or 2963 or 2050
Fax +473 435 2964
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