Antigua

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period, with late fine
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claims
PCT national phase
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities

There are currently no guidelines as to when renewal fees will become due for PCT national phase applications.  However, under the laws relating to local applications for Letters Patents, renewal fees are payable on each anniversary of the filing date.  

DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years from the filing date, extensible by a further two periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewals fall due for payment on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.