Vanuatu

 

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, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed, even though Vanuatu is not a member of the Paris Convention
Renewal 10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 3-month grace period
Proof of use Non-use of a trade mark for a period of 3 years from filing renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties.  Such an action, however, cannot be brought until a period of 5 years from the filing date has passed
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

The Patents Act 2003 is finally now fully in force, and the "Registration of UK Patents Act (CAP. 80)" has been repealed such that it is no longer possible to file new applications for the reregistration of granted UK patents.  The 2003 Act provides for the registration of substantive (local) patents with or without priority claims

Priority Convention priority may be claimed 
Duration 20 years from the filing date
Annuities Renewal fees are finally now payable in respect of Vanuatu patents.  The law provides that renewal fees are payable annually to maintain the patent in force.
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 10 years from the filing date, extensible by a further period of 10 years
Renewal A single renewal fee is payable on the 10th anniversary of the filing date
There is a 3-month grace period