Trade Marks

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TRADEMARKS

Ferreira & Company are Bahamian Trade Mark Agents, duly recognized by the Registrar General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


In the Bahamas, a trade mark is a distinctive sign that identifies particular goods produced or provided by an individual or an entity.   Presently, there is no provision for the registration of service marks in our jurisdiction. Registration is for an indefinite period with renewals at 14 year intervals.  Please note that a Convention Priority application must be filed within six months of the priority date.


A trade mark may consist of:  combination of words, letters and numerals; an invented word or invented words; a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature; the name of a company, individual or firm represented in a special or particular manner; the signature of the applicant for registration or some predecessor in his business; or a word or words having no direct reference to the character or quality of the goods.


As a full-service IP firm, Ferreira & Company assists its customers at every stage of the trade mark process: brand creation, trade mark registration, brand management and renewal and where necessary trade mark oppositions and infringement and passing off proceedings.


We also advise and assist our clients with change of name, merger, assignment, alteration of address and registered user (licensing) recordals.