If you want to reap all the benefits of having an offshore company in Belize, you have to make sure that your are fully set up to do so. It may seem there's a lot of paperwork to get through before you can start trading, but with our help at Coddan, you'll be up and running in next to no time. One key element that should never be overlooked is to ensure that you register your trademark in Belize at the same time as registering your private company, or as soon as possible thereafter. Of course, this involves some more documentation, but again this is where we can help. Online trademark registration has simplified the process, and as your authorised agent, we can help to speed things up even more.
The benefits of trademark registration in Belize means that once you have registered your corporate branding or logo, it is protected under national and international law; no one else can use your logo, or one that looks like it, to market their own goods and services. Brand piracy does occur and although it usually means your limited company is successful enough that others want to copy it, it's the sort of backhanded compliment that can cost you money and your reputation. By registering your trademark with the Registrar's office in Belize, you are protecting your assets for a period of ten years, after which you can renew your trademark for another ten.
Before your trademark application is approved, the Registrar's office will scrutinise it to make sure it is distinct from any other trademark, that it is not misleading in any way, and that it meets numerous other requirements. We'll help to prepare your application, to minimise the chances of your application being rejected or the process being held up for further information.