Online BVI trade mark registration services: why trademark registration in BVI with Coddan is important? In the competitive business environment of the British Virgin Islands, for a company not to register its trademark while trading there is a mistake. It means the offshore company has left itself wide open to intellectual property infringements and outright copying of its products of services, with no legal redress. The British Virgin Islands has become a global financial hub, attracting all sorts of firms from all parts of the world that want to enjoy the benefits of being based there. In fact, over 800,000 companies have been formed in the economically stable territory in the last few decades, many of them listed on international stock exchanges, including in London, New York and Hong Kong.
|Register a Trade Mark in BVI|
Trademark registration in BVI achieved by lodging a formal application with the BVI Patent & Trademark Office. With this BVI registering trademark package we will provide the following services: search existing registered trademarks with trademark office; filing a BVI trademark application for one class of goods or services; the opportunity to register a trademark or logo in additional classes; the certificate of trademark registration will be send by post.
With this level of business activity in the BVI, a limited company needs to protect its assets, and that starts with its trademark. Only when you have an official certificate from the BVI authorities can you have peace of mind that your trademark is yours and if anyone tries to infringe on it you can take legal action against them that you will surely win.
At Coddan, a leading BVI company formation and services agent based in London, we can handle trade mark registration in the BVI for our clients. We will deal with the relevant authority – in this case the Registry of Corporate Affairs at the Financial Services Commission – so that your application is properly made, with all the relevant information and supporting paperwork, and accepted. If it's approved you'll have legal protection for your trademark for 10 years and can renew it for the same period when it expires.
You will then be able to use the ® symbol wherever you use your trademark – on your products or services, on company signs, in advertising, on stationary and anything else. It shows that you've gone to the trouble of having your trademark registered and if anyone tries to copy it they may face legal proceedings. Using the symbol when you haven't registered your trademark is not permitted, however. If you'd like to know more about how your limited company can benefit from having its trademark registered in the BVI, get in touch with us today and we'll be happy to advise.
Why register your trade mark in BVI? Many people choose the British Virgin Islands as a destination for investment reasons and business purposes, and in recent years the territory has been acting to strengthen its trade-mark laws and thereby assure greater protection for corporate assets.
One of the most fundamental preparations for doing business anywhere in the world, including the BVI, is to ensure that your corporate image and products or services are protected under the law. This is so that if anyone else tries to copy them, you can show that you and you alone have the sole right to their ownership. That means having your corporate trademark registered, and here at Coddan we can do this for clients wishing to trade in the BVI.
Companies that don't make the effort to have their trade mark registered before trading in the BVI put themselves at serious risk of lost sales and a potentially damaged reputation should a rival firm start using their trademark, or one similar to it, on inferior products and services. Being able to show a trademark registration certificate in court, should a copyright infringement case go that far, is the only way to truly demonstrate that your trademark is yours and may not be copied in any way.
Intellectual property matters, including trademarks and their registration, are dealt with in the BVI by the Registry of Corporate Affairs at the Financial Services Commission, and our business experts at Coddan will work with them to get your trademark application accepted and hopefully approved. This relieves our clients of the heavy administration and time burden in dealing with government offices, and allows them to benefit from our experience in registering trademarks in this jurisdiction.