Harneys approved as trademark agent in BVI

Harneys is pleased to announce that it is now one of a small group approved to act as a registered trademark agent by the BVI Financial Services Commission.
On 1 September 2015, the Trade Marks Act 2013 was brought into force with one of the new requirements being that only registered trade mark agents may make applications to register marks in the Territory. This was a big step away from the process under the previous legislation which allowed anyone to file applications.
The new legislation imposed a rigorous vetting process under which applicants needed to demonstrate a depth of knowledge of intellectual property law and general professional competence.