St Lucia

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 
Classification

International classification, Nice 10th Edition

Multi-class

Goods and services may be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

A trade mark may be removed from the Register on the grounds that it was not intended to be used or has not in fact been used in connection with the goods for which it is registered for 3 years preceding the petition for removal.

PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of Patent

Local (substantive) patent with or without priority claims

PCT national phase

Reregistration of UK or EP(UK) patents

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Duration20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesAnnuity payments are required under the current law, but these are not yet being collected for PCT or reregistration patents as the relevant implementing regulations have not yet been promulgated.  It may be pertinent to note that, under the laws relating to substantive Letters Patents, the first renewal fee is payable before the expiry of 48 months calculated from the filing date.
DESIGN INFORMATION 
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed.

Please also note that, in addition to local registrations, UK registered designs extend automatically to cover St Lucia.

DurationLocal designs are registered for a term of 5 years from the filing date, renewable by two further consecutive periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date. A 6 month grace period is available.