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What are the costs of a trademark registration in Jamaica?
The costs of trademark registration in Jamaica depend on the number of Nice classes that are relevant to the trademark. Most marks need 1 to 3 classes, but it is possible to get protection in all of classes 1 through 45 of the Nice classification.
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How do you get a trademark registration in Jamaica?
You apply for registration of your trademark with the Trademark & Design Directorate of the JIPO. Make sure you submit an exact copy of your brand, so think carefully about colored parts, certain shapes or three-dimensional aspects. In addition, you must provide a specific description of the goods or services to which the brand is linked. A brand name in itself does not always say something about what you sell.
There are also a few criteria that you must meet before your brand can be fully protected. For example, you must meet the requirements of the Trademarks Act 1999, the Trademark Rules 2001 and the Amended Trademark Rules 2011 before you can definitively register your trademark.
If you plan to sell products and services in Jamaica, it is a good idea to register your trademark there first. If you do not do this, you run the risk that a third party will. If you do not register your trademark, in most cases it is not protected. So make sure you have the exclusive rights to your brand. You must submit an application to the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO). You can register a brand name in Jamaica, even if you are not yet selling any goods or services in the country.
Of course you don’t want other companies to advertise under your brand name and thus take sales away from you. So make sure that you are not too late with applying for a trademark registration in Jamaica.
Why perform a trademark search ?
Before you register your trademark in Jamaica, it is necessary to do a trademark search. This allows you to find out whether there are already other brands that have an identical or similar name. If this is the case, it can become more difficult to protect your unique brand. If you supply completely different products or services and there are already similar brands, this does not necessarily have to be a problem.
Why file different types of trademarks in Jamaica
Your brand name can consist of a word, an image, or a combination of graphics and text. Only the exact combination you deposit will be registered in Jamaica. So if you also want to have the exclusive right to the individual elements of your brand name, you will have to file separate applications for this.
If you do not have the individual elements recorded separately, a third party can use them for its own brand name. You can only object in such a situation if the products or services offered are very similar to those of your company. This is also known as confusing resemblance. It is of course better to prevent this, because the success of your defense always depends on the situation.
Are there other types of registration?
In addition to registering your trademark, which shows that you are the owner of your product or service, there are two other types of trademark registrations. Namely that of a collective brand and of a certified brand.
What is a collective trademark?
You register a collective mark to distinguish goods or services offered by participants of a particular collaboration from those of other companies. The main purpose of a collective trademark registration is to demonstrate that the users of the trademark belong to a particular partnership that normally enforces rules that members must adhere to. Examples of collaborations are hotel chains, educational institutes, trade organizations, and so on.
What is a certified trademark?
With this application you demonstrate that your goods or services have been certified by the owner of the brand, and that certain standards have been met by the certification body. A certification can concern the material of a product, or the origin. You can also have the way in which something is edited or carried out be certified.
What is the validity period and when can you renew it?
A registration of your brand name is valid for 10 years in Jamaica. After that, you can extend the registration for another 10 years, as often as you want. You can do this from 6 months before the expiry of your registration. If you are late, you will have 6 months to arrange the extension, but you will pay a fee for this.
When do you register a trademark and where do you file it?
If you want to protect your brand against abuse, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Of course you always have your trademark registered in the country where you are located. Also consider the possible countries where the product is made.
You can also estimate countries where you expect abuse of your brand and secure your product here. It is also best to register your trademark in countries where there are important competitors and places where similar products are regularly offered.