The Trade Marks Act 2003 provides for local registrations with effect from the date of application. Trade and service marks can be registered, and international priority is available.
Registration based on a UK registration is no longer provided for nor possible. Current UK-based registrations continue for their unexpired terms, while new registrations are for a term of 10 years, with renewals for like periods of 10 years.
No local use or intent to use is necessary prior to application but failure to use a mark within a period of five years will subject the mark to an action for cancellation.
Referred to as Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is part of the Lesser Antilles in the southern part of the Windward Islands. Originally inhabited by the Carib Indians, St. Vincent was first explored by Christopher Columbus in 1498. By 1763, St. Vincent was made to be a British colony through the Treaty of Paris. St. Vincent won its independence on October 27, 1979. The capital is Kingstown and the official language is English.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines are comprised of over 32 islands, with the main island being St. Vincent. St. Vincent’s economy relies on exporting bananas, its main exporting crop, and tourism. With a decrease in oil prices and an increase in infrastructure and airports, tourism in St. Vincent has risen dramatically. Interestingly enough, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is home to the oldest Botanical Gardens in the Western Hemisphere and was the filming location for the blockbuster movies Pirates of the Caribbean I, II, and III.