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Patents - Welcome to Anguilla OnlineA patent is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted to an inventor or their assignee under the Anguilla patents act for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.


Protection of European (EP) patents designating the UK has been extended to Anguilla, so that on proper application made in Anguilla, the proprietor of an EP patent designating the UK has the same rights as the proprietor of a UK patent. Also, Community Trade Marks registered in the UK may now be re-registered in Anguilla.


If you apply for a patent based on an existing UK patent, within 3 years of the UK date of issue, registration will normally be granted. The patent will expire with the UK patent.


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


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