Trademark

by | Dec 3, 2018

Trademark is a sign that individualizes the goods of a given enterprise and distinguishes them from the goods of its competitors. This may be words, logos, designs, letters, numerals or packaging, slogans, devices, symbols and etc.

The new Trademark Act 2019 has been passed from Parliament on the 20th of August, 2019 and it is now recognized as one of the legislations in Kiribati. The office of the Attorney General is now in process of drafting the Trademark Regulations, once it is fully completed and implemented then national registrations will initiated. Whilst in the transition period, overseas applications are still received and processed as we are now still working in accordance with the registration procedures of the United Kingdom Trademark Ordinance (Cap 88) until the new Trademark Act is fully implemented.

In order for a trademark to be registerable it must be:

  • Distinctive and
  • Descriptive

Why Register a Trademark?

A registered Trademark will provide you with

  • Exclusive rights to use
  • Legal Protection
  • Easier to differentiate between products

Requirements for Filing an Application for New Registration on Trademark

  • Request Letter
  • United Kingdom Certify Copy
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail
  • 5 prints of the mark

Requirements for Filing an Application For Assignment on Trademark

  • Request Letter
  • United Kingdom Certify Copy
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail
  • Deed of Assignment

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

  • Request Letter
  • United Kingdom Certify Copy
  • Authorization of Agent form or Power of Attorney
  • Copy of official filing fee detail
  • Change of Name or Address testimony

 

Attachments

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pdf Trademark Fee Schedule 485 KB 80

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