Intellectual Property

Overview

Our intellectual property practice group is an active member of the International Trademarks Association (INTA) and seeks to advise on and protect the estimated two-thirds of the value of most businesses which can be traced to intangible assets such as intellectual property rights. We will provide intellectual property solutions in relation to copyrights and its related rights, patents, trademarks and database rights. We also specialize in the securitization of IP assets by the incorporating of BVI companies that hold the IP assets and can provide registration and protection of trademarks and patents in the British Virgin Islands while coordinating prosecution across the wider Caribbean region.

Our People

Name & Title Phone E-mail
Jamal S. Smith
Founder & Principal
(284)494-2518 ext. 22 jamal.smith@thorntonsmith.com

 

Our Media Center

Date

Media Type

Title

2 November 2015 Press Release No. 2 of 2015 THORNTON SMITH FILES FIRST TRADE MARK APPLICATION UNDER NEW TRADE MARKS ACT
21 October 2015 Press Release No. 1 of 2015 THORNTON SMITH ADVISORS LP Is First To Receive Approval As Registered Trade Mark Agent
20 October 2015 Guide Guide to the Renewal of Trade Marks in the British Virgin Islands

1 September 2015

Guide Guide to the Licensing of Trade Marks in the British Virgin Islands
31 August 2015 Guide Guide to the Registration of Security Over Trade Marks in the British Virgin Islands
25 August 2015 Guide Guide to the Assignment or Transmission of Trade Marks in the British Virgin Islands
20 August 2015 Guide Guide to the Registration of Trade Marks in the British Virgin Islands
20 April 2015 Chart Trade Mark Registration Process Chart

20 April 2015

Alert No. 1 of 2015 New Trade Marks Rules

28 May 2014

Alert No. 6 of 2014

No More UK Re-Registration

19 May 2014

Alert No. 5 of 2014

NEW TRADE MARK FEES ON THE HORIZON

11 April 2014

Alert No. 4 of 2014

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DRAFT TRADE MARKS RULES IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

20 March 2014

Alert No. 1 of 2014

NEW FEES FOR PATENTS

30 April 2013

Alert No. 3 of 2013

NEW TRADE MARKS ACT PASSED IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

12 February 2013

Alert No. 2 of 2013

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS INTRODUCES NEW TRADE MARKS BILL

23 January 2012

Alert No. 1 of 2012

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS BEGINS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DRAFT TRADE MARKS BILL

3 November 2011

Press Release No 7 of 2011

THORNTON SMITH’S FOUNDER TO HEAD LATIN AMERICAS AND CARIBBEAN SUB-COMMITTEE FOR LEADING INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

19 July 2011

Alert No.3 of 2011

REGISTRAR ISSUES POLICY STATEMENT ON SERVICE MARKS IN THE BVI

Legislation

Title

Commencement Date

TRADE MARKS ACT, 2013

In Force as of 1 September 2015

TRADE MARKS RULES, 2014 - CONSULTATION DRAFT

April 2014

 

 

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