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Independent member within the Commonwealth.

Own laws



Patents: If you apply for a patent based on an existing United Kingdom (UK) patent, within 3 years of UK date of issue, registration will normally be granted, the patent will expire with UK patent.

EP(UK): No information

Trade Marks: In addition to local registration, you may also apply for a registration based on a UK trade mark. Applications can be at any time during the life of the UK trade mark and will expire with UK trade mark.

Designs: UK designs registrations are automatically extended.


  • Berne Convention
  • Paris Convention
  • WIPO Convention


Ministry of Legal Affairs
The Deeds Registry
Law Courts Buildings
Avenue of the Republic

Telephone: (592 2) 68 641
63 083