Montserrat

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 cannot be claimed
Renewal10 years from the effective filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 3 month grace period for re-registration trade marks
There is a 6 month grace period for substantive (local) trade marks, with 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 without priority claims
Re-registration of UK/EP(UK) patents
PriorityConvention priority cannot be claimed
DurationSubstantive (local) patents are valid for a period of 14 years from the filing date
Re-registration patents expire upon the expiry of the corresponding EP(UK) parent patent
AnnuitiesRenewals are not payable in respect of re-registered EP(UK) parents
Renewals are due for payment in respect of substantive (local) patents annually, from the 4th anniversary of the local filing date
There is a 6 month grace period
DESIGN INFORMATION 
 UK design registrations extend automatically to cover Montserrat