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Intellectual Property

Anguilla has become a very active business and financial centre and has attracted the attention and investment of internationally renowned companies and entrepreneurs. Additionally, Anguilla is an up-market tourist destination attracting film producers, entertainers, CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies and the like. As such, it is a jurisdiction prime for the recognition and enforcement of intellectual property.

Our persevering and diligent IP team, worked closely with the Government of Anguilla to enact in 2002 new Intellectual Property legislation relating to Trademarks, Patents, Industrial Designs, Copyright, Layout Designs (Topographies) of Integrated Circuits, Geographical Indications and Protection of Trade Secrets. The legislation closely harmonises and complies with TRIPS.

We are at the vanguard of intellectual property development in Anguilla and are involved in various aspects of intellectual property transactions, development and enforcement, including:

  • Copyright law
  • Advising on protecting a variety of interests in literary and other works
  • Preparing licensing, protection agreements and assignments for copyright and terms of use

Trademarks

  • Trademark registration
  • Trademark oppositions, both prosecuting and defending;
  • Franchise and licensing
  • Infringement actions
  • Domain names registration, transfer and disputes;
  • All trademark and branding issues arising from intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions;
  • Search and watching services
  • General transactional services.

Patents

  • Patent registration
  • Oppositions, both prosecuting and defending
  • Dealing with patent issues that arise in corporate transactions
  • Assignment and licensing of patented technology
  • Infringement actions

Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

Advising local and foreign companies on issues pertaining to unfair business practices which include:

  • Passing off
  • Commercial disparagement
  • False advertising (this provision is based on article 10 of the Paris Convention)
  • Business Slander
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

Industrial Designs

  • Registration of industrial designs
  • Oppositions, both prosecuting and defending
  • Infringement actions

Geographical Indications

  • Registration of geographical indications
  • Infringement actions
  • Oppositions, both prosecuting and defending

Layout Design (Topographies of Integrated Circuits)

  • Registration of layout design
  • Infringement actions
  • Oppositions, both prosecuting and defending