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Guernsey




















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
Classification Nice Ranking
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
Renewals
  • Due every 10 years with a grace period of 6 months

  • Restoration is also possible if filed within one year of the date of deletion of the registration if, having regard to the circumstances, the Registrar is satisfied that it is just to renew the registration.

Typical documentary requirements and formalities for key deposits
  • No power of attorney is required for most deposits

  • Simply signed scanned accompanying documents are required where relevant to the particular type of deposit to be made, for example


i) Assignment or license agreements


(ii) Certificates from the Registrar of Companies evidencing the mergers


  • Priority-based requests (new filings only): a scanned copy of the relevant details of the priority filing should suffice, although the Intellectual Property Office may request a certified copy of the priority document at its discretion

Comments

The Intellectual Property Office offers a fast and efficient service. The period between filing and registration can take as little as 2 months.

Jersey




















Type of deposits
  • Applications for re-registration of UK trade mark registrations are accepted

  • International registrations designating the UK and EU trade mark registrations are also automatically protected in Jersey; however, this does not preclude their re-registration in Jersey and there may be benefits to re-registering to ensure future-proof protection

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
Classification Nice classification
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.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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