Trademarks

Mosko & Associates provides a pragmatic approach to the trade mark system in The Bahamas which is enshrined in the Trade Marks Act of 1906.

- John Cox, artist

Classification of Goods

The Bahamas has its own local Classification of Goods based on the Trade Marks Rules of 1948. Services are not accommodated under these provisions. With over 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property, Mosko & Associates is well versed in converting international classes into the equivalent local classes.

The anticipated accession to the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks will modernise Trade Marks in The Bahamas. The Nice Agreement will be incorporated under the awaited new Trade Mark laws.

For more information, see the Trade Marks webpage of the Registrar General Department.

Documents Required

Trade mark Authorisation Form (PDF)

Application

Authorisation Form(s), signed and sealed by the Owner/Applicant.
Name, domicile, address and nature of business of the Owner/Applicant.
List of Goods to be claimed in the application.
An electronic sample of the Logo.

Renewal

Authorisation Form(s), signed and sealed by the Assignor or Assignee.
Joint request signed and sealed by Assignor and Assignee including name, number and date of registration of the marks covered.
Assignment signed by Assignor and Assignee.

Change of Name or Address

Authorisation Form(s), signed and sealed by the Owner/Applicant.
Certified copy of the Certificate of Change of Name.
Registration number and date of mark effected.
Identification of new address.