Bahamas

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 
ClassificationPre-1938 British Classification System
Single class
It is not possible to register services in the Bahamas
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal14 years from the filing date, and every 14 years thereafter
No grace period is specified, and the Registrar may remove any trade mark from the register 1 month after advertisement of the non-renewal
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claim (please see comment below)
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed, but many applicants avoid doing so in order to avoid the risk of publication occurring earlier than 18 months from what would have been the earliest priority date, where this would affect the novelty of applications filed in other countries.  Such applicants tend to favour filing non-Convention applications at around the 17 month date from what would have been the earliest priority date
Duration16 years from the filing date
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are due for payment annually, starting before the expiration of the 4th anniversary of the filing date
There is a 6 month grace period available
DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years from the filing date, extensible by a further two periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewals are due for payment on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date
There is a 6 month grace period