United States of America
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1. Please describe, in relation to each form of intellectual property covered by the TRIPS Agreement, including plant variety protection, the manner in which nation treatment and most favoured nation treatment are provided to nationals of other WTO Members.
Work is being done to draft or pass legislation for plant variety protection and undisclosed information in Saint Kitts and Nevis. For patents, the law expressly provides that an applicant may apply for a declaration claiming priority of one or more earlier national, regional or international applications filed in a country or State that is party to the Paris Convention or any member of the WTO (s.20). A similar provision exists in the trademark legislation (s. 20).