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|Type of deposits||National and Madrid|
|Priority||Paris Convention priority may be claimed. Guernsey is party to the Paris Convention.|
|Monoclass or multiclass||Both single-class and multi-class applications are accepted|
|Protection of goods and services||Goods and services can be protected|
|Duration of the first registration||10 years from the date of filing, which is also deemed to be the effective date of registration|
|Typical documentary requirements and formalities for key deposits||
i) Assignment or license agreements
(ii) Certificates from the Registrar of Companies evidencing the mergers
The Intellectual Property Office offers a fast and efficient service. The period between filing and registration can take as little as 2 months.
|Type of deposits||
|Priority||Paris Convention priority cannot be claimed even if Jersey is a party to the Paris Convention. Indeed, filings are currently limited to re-registration of existing UK trade mark registrations.|
|Monoclass or multiclass||Both single-class and multi-class applications are accepted, as dictated by the underlying UK trade mark registration|
|Protection of goods and services||Goods and services may be protected, as dictated by the underlying UK trade mark registration|
|Duration of the first registration||Expire on the same date as the underlying UK registration, unless renewed for further 10-year periods|
|Renewals||Due upon expiry of the underlying UK registration and must be renewed no later than 12 months after the UK renewal due date, after which the Registrar may remove the mark from the Register after informed the owner|
|Typical documentary requirements and formalities for key deposits||A approved a hard copy of the underlying UK registration issued by UK IPO is required|
|Comments||The Intellectual Property Registry offers a fast and efficient service. The period between filing and registration can take as little as 1 month.|
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