Belize

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, but applications are limited to a maximum of 5 classes per application.  An application covering 10 classes, for instance, would therefore have to be filed as 2 separate applications
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, on payment of a late fine
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
PCT national phase
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesRenewals are due for payment annually, on the anniversary of the effective filing date
There is a 6 month grace period available upon payment of a late fine
DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration15 years from the filing date
RenewalRenewals are due for payment on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date
There is a 6 month grace period