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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 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 trademark 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 trademark 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 trademark 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.
Why register a logo in BVI? The business world is full of copycats, and if one company is wildly successful with its products or services, you can be sure many others will try and copy what they're doing to increase their revenue. That's why it's imperative that firms protect their intellectual property, including their logos, from the outset.
If you're thinking about entering the British Virgin Islands and want to ensure your corporate logo is legally protected at all times, Coddan can handle the registration process for you and ensure it's done properly and professionally. This way, if another company starts using a logo that's the same as yours or even strikingly similar, you'll be able to take legal action against them and you will more than likely succeed.
When your logo is registered, you'll be able to use the registered "R" sign beside it. This has the effect of letting people know that it has been registered in the BVI and may not be copied in any way. It acts as a powerful deterrent in preventing others from infringing on your intellectual property.
Applying for logo registration in the BVI is a process that must be handled by a registered agent, such as Coddan, and applications must outline the products or services that are associated with the logo. If after examination of the application and the logo, it is approved, a certificate of registration will be issued proving that it's the applicant's and may not be copied. The lifetime of the logo protection is 10 years, and it can be renewed for the same period.
Trademark registration process in BVI: applying for trademark registration in the British Virgin Islands is a process that is handled by an approved agent, and at Coddan we can do it for you. After we receive your details we'll get to work to ensure your trademark is properly registered and therefore protected from infringement.
The Financial Services Commission's Registry of Corporate Affairs is where we submit our clients' trademark applications. Applicants must include an official request for registration of the trademark, details about the products or services it represents, a sample of the trademark, information about the applicant, and any other supporting documentation.
Applications for trademark registration in the BVI must also confirm if the trademark is currently being used with the agreement of the applicant and if the company plans to use the trademark on its products and services. If all of these requirements are met and submitted, the Registry of Corporate Affairs will accept the application and the examination process will begin. If it's approved, the trademark will be published in the Registry's Gazette for all to see.
The trademark will then be protected under national and international laws and treaties, including the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, for a period of 10 years, after which it can be renewed for a further 10. We can remind you when the expiration time is nearing and handle a renewal for you if that's your intention.
You will need to bear in mind that the grounds for refusing to approve a company trademark are if it's a sign and not an actual trademark; if it doesn't have any particular defining characteristics that make it unique from others; and if the trademark has been made in bad faith, among other prohibitions.
Benefits of registering a trademark in BVI: one of the first priorities for anyone establishing a company in the British Virgin Islands should be to register their trademark; otherwise there's a real risk to their corporate image and products or services.
Theft of intellectual property, such as a logo or brand, can be devastating for a company if they're not able to properly defend themselves and be sure of a positive outcome. If another entity is able to legally use your brand, there will be little you can do about it other than try to plead with the firm or enter into negotiations that will hopefully end up with both sides satisfied.
You won't, however, have to do any of that if you register your trademark with the BVI authorities, as it will then be protected locally and internationally against anyone trying to use it or something similar your trademark. Your official certificate showing that it's registered to you or your company will be all the proof you'll need in case a dispute arises.
Registering a trademark is one of the most fundamental things a company can do to protect their corporate image and its assets, and you'll be able to let everyone know you've done it by placing the registered "R" symbol right beside the trademark wherever you use it, from corporate stationery to promotional materials.
Many hundreds of thousands of companies have established themselves in the BVI in recent decades, and not all large corporations either. Small and medium-sized enterprises are also abundant in the territory, just as keen to benefit from the tax and other advantages it has to offer. So with this level of business activity, you need to make sure you're protected at all times.
Advantages of registering a trademark in BVI with Coddan: registering a trademark in the British Virgin Islands is a necessary task, and it requires an approved agent to make the application. Not all company agents are the same, or have the expertise you need to ensure the official requirements are adhered to, and that's why you need solid experience in this area. At Coddan, we've got just that.
We have years of experience in helping companies around the world register their trademarks in the BVI so that they're fully protected under local and international laws and treaties should a rival firm infringe on their intellectual property rights. There's a whole range of information and documentation required for the application, in order for it to be accepted in the first place, and we will make sure everything is correct before proceeding. You certainly don't want your application rejected due to incorrect or missing submissions, thereby possibly imperiling your business plans for the BVI.
We're pleased to offer a straightforward and pain-free way of applying for trademark registration in the BVI, and you'll also be happy to know that our fees are among the most competitive anywhere. We will work hard with the BVI authorities to make sure your application is approved, and when it hopefully is, you will get your certificate proving that your trademark is owned by you and no one can touch it.
Register a BVI trademark with new company formation in British Virgin Islands: clients can use Coddan's leading company registration services to register a trademark in the British Virgin Islands, and at the same time establish a new enterprise in the vibrant territory.
You can have your new company in the BVI in a matter of days, and our online application form makes the process quick and easy. In the BVI's global business environment, your intellectual property will be protected from infringement when we register your trademark and send you a certificate.
When we receive your application we'll start by conducting a search of company names in the BVI to see if your proposed one is available for registration purposes. If it's already taken, or is similar to another that's been registered, you'll need to come up with an alternative name. We'll then get to work submitting your application to the Registry of Corporate Affairs in the BVI, and we have a number of company incorporation options to assist you.
These include the provision of a registered office address in the territory that will be used for correspondence with the authorities, and we can forward mail on to where you are located, as well as supplying nominee directors, a nominee company secretary. This is especially useful in situations where clients may not have sufficient personnel to nominate for company posts, or would rather not use their own people for reasons of anonymity.
Clients can also get a business bank account in the BVI as part of Coddan's formation services there. When registration is complete, we will issue all the legal documentation, including certificate of incorporation and memorandum and articles of association. We will also supply the minutes of the first directors' meeting and a register of members and directors.
When your trademark application is accepted and approved, it will be valid for 10 years, and if you wish, we can renew it then for a further 10 years. With your trademark registered in the BVI, your corporate image and products or services will be fully protected under national and international laws and treaties. If you would like to form a new company in the BVI and register your trademark, get in touch with us today.