États-Unis d'Amérique
Marques de fabrique ou de commerce
10. Please provide the length and terms of protection that the trademark law of Antigua and Barbuda provides for a trademark.
Trademark protection is for a period of ten years, renewable indefinitely. This provision is found in section 6, which also states the terms of registration: "(1) The use of a registered mark, in relation to any goods or services for which it has been registered, by any person other than the registered owner shall require the agreement of the latter. (2) The registered owner of a mark shall, in addition to any other rights, remedies or actions available to him, have the right to institute court proceedings against any person who infringes the mark by using the mark, without his agreement, or who performs acts which make it likely that infringement will occur; and the right shall extend to the use of a sign similar to the registered mark and use in relation to goods and services similar to those for which the mark has been registered, where confusion may arise in the public. (3) The rights conferred by registration of a mark shall not extend to acts in respect of articles which have been put on the market in Antigua and Barbuda by the registered owner or with his consent. (4) The provisions of Section 3(2)(v) shall apply, mutatis mutandis, in any action instituted by the owner of a well-known mark against any person in respect of the unlawful use of the well-known mark. (5) The registration of a mark shall be for a period of ten years from the filing date of the application for registration. (6) The registration of a mark may, upon request, be renewed for consecutive periods of ten years, provided that the registered owner pays the prescribed renewal fee. (7) A period of grace of six months shall be allowed for the late payment of the renewal fee on payment of the prescribed surcharge."