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Opposition Term


Registration Term

Valid till the corresponding UK Trademark Registration Term

First Renewal Term

10 Years

Subsequent Renewal Term

10 Years

  • The Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Ordinance [Chapter 180], which is in force since 20th June 1939, governs and deals with the mechanism of trademark registration in the Solomon Islands. 

  • The Solomon Islands is not a member of the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol. 

  • Trademark registrations in the Solomon Islands must be corresponding to a UK-based trademark registration, which, in turn, needs to be re-registered with the Registrar General of the Solomon Islands directly.

  • For getting a trademark registered in the Solomon Islands, an application has to be filed with the Registrar-General's Office.

  • The Solomon Islands follows the 11th edition of Nice Classification. Multi-class trademark applications are acceptable.

  • The third parties can't file opposition actions against a trademark application.

  • Trademark protection begins from the date of registration of the corresponding UK trademark. Trademark registration is valid for the duration of the corresponding UK registration concerning the goods and services for which the mark is registered in the Solomon Islands.

  • The grace period to renew a trademark after the date of expiry is three (03) months. 

  • The period for cancellation of a registered trademark based on non-use is not applicable in the Solomon Islands. 

  • A patent can be registered in the Solomon Islands under the Registration of United Kingdom Patents Act 1992 (Chapter 179), which provides for applications to extend the rights under the existing UK-based registration. The application for registration must be made within three (03) years of the grant of the UK-based registration. 

  • The Solomon Islands is not a signatory to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Therefore, national phase filing of a PCT patent is not possible.

  • Patent registrations are valid for the same period as specified in the corresponding UK-based registration. 

  • Registration of a UK-based industrial design extends to the Solomon Islands.

  • The Solomon Islands is a member of the Berne Convention and the TRIPS Agreement. 

  • The Copyright Act 1987 (Cap 138) (Cap 138) Revised Edition 1996 - deals with copyright protection in the Solomon Islands.

  • The standard copyright protection term lasts for the lifetime of the author plus fifty (50) years following his death. However, the duration of copyright protection varies depending on the type of work.

  • If a literary, dramatic, or musical work was not made public (published, performed, offered for sale, or broadcasted) before the author died, then copyright protection lasts for fifty (50) years after the work was made public.