A trademark is a work, symbol or picture or the combination used to distinguish the goods of a person or organisation from the goods of others in the market place. A registered trademark gives a proprietor exclusive rights to use the mark for the designated services of the mark.
There are no eligibility criteria for this service.
- Complete the relevant forms.
- File the completed forms at the Intellectual Properties Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
- Pay the applicable fees.
Note: At present this service is only offered at the Registrar General’s Department, in Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas.
- Form # 1 (Form of Authorisation).
- Form #2 (Application Form).
- Form #3 (With additional representations of the Trademark).
These forms can be obtained at the Intellectual Properties Section of the Registrar General's Department.
Completed application forms.
From submission of application to obtaining the Certificate of Registration could take up to 18 months.
In the case of applicants wishing to claim priority having their trademark registered in another country, the trademark must be filed within a six month period.
The trademark application fees depend on the size of the logo and also on the amount of classes the applicant wishes the trademark to be registered in.
Intellectual Properties Section
Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
Tel. (242) 397-9114/9119
Fax. (242) 322-5553
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.