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St Helena Trade Marks

Trade Mark Registration in St Helena

St Helena trade marks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and are renewable every 10 years thereafter. St Helena is a NOT member of the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property). Generally speaking, a trademark is a name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape, configuration, pattern, ornamentation, colour or container for goods or any combination thereof that is used to distinguish goods or services from those of competitors and others in the marketplace. A trade mark may also be referred to as a “brand”. Regardless of what it is called, a trade mark is the “striking feature” that gives your business or product/service it’s unique identity and makes it stand out amongst competitors.

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods (based on UK trade mark registrations)

Trade Mark Duration / Renewals: 

10 years from filing date (duration of the UK registration) and renewable for further periods of 10 years.

Trade Mark Filing Requirements

Only trade marks based on UK trade mark registrations can be registered in St Helena.

  • Simply signed Power of Attorney
  • Details of the Applicant (full names, physical address, nationality/country of incorporation)
  • Certified copy of the UK registration certificate

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