Patent

by | Dec 3, 2018

Patent

A patent is a document which describes an invention and creates a legal situation in which the invention can only be exploited with the authorization of the owner of the patent. In other words, it is a right that grants the owner exclusive rights to his/her inventions for a specific period of time. Actually it is a deal between the patent holder and the public.

For a patent to be registrable it must be:

  • Novel
  • Must have an inventive step
  • Industrially applicable

 

Why Patent registration is matter?

With registration, it gives the patents holder exclusive rights, provide form of protection for technological advances as well as enabling the owner of a patent to take legal actions to those who exploited an invention without proper authorization.

Life of Patent protection

It lasts for ten years and it is not renewable unlike Trademark.

*For the time being, we work in accordance and operate under the UK Patent ordinance (cap 87). Till now 242 applications were lodged by foreign clients. The implementation of the Kiribati Patent Act (our own legislation) is expected to be enacted within the upcoming years and optimistically will follow by national registrations.

 

Requirements for filing an Application for New Registration on Patents

  • Request Letter
  • European Specification
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail

Requirements for Filing an Application for Assignment on Patents

  • Request Letter
  • European Specification
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail
  • Assignment Deed

Requirements for Filing an Application for the Change of Name or Address on Patents

  • Request Letter
  • European Specification
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail
  • Change of name or Address Testimony

 

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