The Turks & Caicos Islands have introduced a new Trade Marks Ordinance, which took effect on 8 October 2007.

The new law abolishes the previous two-tier system of local registrations and re-registration of UK marks. The provisions of the law would appear to be broadly based upon the UK Trade Marks Act 1994, although the owners of national registrations in the UK, as well as owners of CTMs, would appear to be given special treatment under the law. We need to clarify a number of issues with the authorities in Turks & Caicos, but further information will be posted on this website as and when it is received.