Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized in law, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs and symbols; and names and images, used in commerce. In the simplest terms, intellectual property is anything that you can use your mind to create, make, or design.

There are four main types of IP rights which can be used to protect your inventions or creations types of IP rights are patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights.

IP law gives legal rights to IP creators, allowing them to control the use of their IP for a specific period of time. Intellectual Property rights are territorial rights. In general, the exclusive rights are only applicable in the country or region in which a Patent, Trade Mark or Copyright has been filed and granted, in accordance with the law of that country or region.
The main purpose of Intellectual Property law is to encourage and drive creation and innovation, while protecting inventor’s rights.

In Anguilla, we accept:

  • Applications for local Trade Marks
  • Reregistration of United Kingdom (UK) Trade Marks
  • Reregistration of United Kingdom (UK) Patents
  • Reregistration of United Kingdom (UK) Industrial Designs.

Copyrights for artistic and literary works are not required to be registered in Anguilla. The Anguilla Commercial Registry maintains registers for: Trade Marks (both local and UK), UK Patents, and UK Industrial Designs.

Where an applicant’s ordinary residence or principal place of business is outside Anguilla, he shall be represented by an Agent resident in Anguilla.