Fiji

 
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 Pre-1938 British Classification, even for re-registration trade marks
Single class
Services cannot be registered
Priority Convention priority cannot be claimed
Renewal Substantive trade marks are valid for 14 years from the local filing date, and every 14 years thereafter
Re-registration trade marks are valid for 10 years from the UK filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions If substantive trade marks are not used within a period of 5 years from their registration date, they become vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
There is no use requirement in respect of UK re-registration trade marks
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent Substantive
Re-registration
Priority Convention priority cannot be claimed
Duration Substantive patents are valid for 14 years from the grant date
Re-registration patents expire upon the expiry date of the corresponding EP(UK) parent patent
Annuities Renewal fees are not payable in respect of Fijian patents
DESIGN INFORMATION  
There is no form of independent design protection in Fiji.  UK designs extend automatically, but applicants may also publish cautionary notices in respect of UK design rights, should they wish.