Trade Marks Act, 2013 and Trade Marks Rules, 2015

On 1 September, 2015, the Trade Marks Act (Cap.158) of the Laws of the Virgin Islands (Trade Marks Act (Cap.158)) and the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act (Cap.157) of the Laws of the Virgin Islands (Trade Marks Act (Cap.157)) has been largely repealed and replaced by the Trade Marks Act, 2013 (Trade Marks Act) and the Trademarks Rules, 2015 (Trade Marks Rules).

The Trade Marks Act and the Trade Marks Rules brings the British Virgin Islands (BVI) registration and protection of trade marks in line with other jurisdictions across the world and marks a significant step forward for the BVI in the intellectual property arena.

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