Obtaining trade mark protection in some of Australia’s closest neighbours can be less than straight forward. It's a strange fact that the only way to protect your trade mark in many Pacific island nations is to register your trade mark somewhere else. The table at the bottom of this post sets out options for a number of Pacific Island Nations. For example, it's not possible to register your trade mark in the Soloman Islands if you first have not registered your trade mark in the United Kingdom. Similarly, Fiji trade mark law makes provision for “re-registration” of a registered United Kingdom trade mark.
10 February, 2016