Country: Seychelles

Primary Contacts

Trade Mark Registration and Recordals Michelle Boyes
Trade Mark Renewals Julie Ryan
Patent Registration and Recordals Sean Paffard
Patent Annuities Sara Lloyd

Contentious Matters (Oppositions, Infringement Actions, etc.)

Trade Marks Martin Chinnery
Patents Louise Audhlam-Gardiner

Trade Mark Information

Can services be registered ? Yes
Single/Multi-Class Jurisdiction Single Class
Is the International Classification
followed ?
Yes - Ninth Edition, Nice Classification
Can Convention priority be claimed Yes
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Patent Information

Member of PCT Yes
Can Convention priority be claimed Yes
Deadline for filing priority document Not specified
Does the priority document have to be
translated ?
N/A
Required Documents Substantive Application
- Power of Attorney, notarised;
- Specification in duplicate, in English;
- Deed of Assignment, notarised;

PCT National Phase Application
- Power of Attorney, notarised;
- PCT specification, in English;
- Deed of Assignment, notarised;

Reregistration Application
- Power of Attorney, notarised;
- Certified copy of UK/EP(UK) patent.
Duration Substantive Application
14 years from the filing date, extensible by 7 years and exceptionally for 14 years.

PCT National Phase Application
By implication, it appears that PCT national phase patents are currently also considered to have a term of 14 years from the international filing date, extensible by 7 (or exceptionally, 14) further years. We understand that new implementing regulations will be passed in due course which will amend this term to 20 years from the international filing date.

Reregistration application
Granted for the remaining term of the UK or EP(UK) patent upon which it is based.
Annuities Substantive and PCT National Phase Applications
Annuities are payable on the fourth anniversary of the filing date/ PCT filing date and annually thereafter.

Reregistration Application
No annuities payable.

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