In SKN Intellectual Property

St. Kitts and Nevis is a part of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and The St. Kitts based Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property on St. Kitts and Nevis.

Contact Information:

c/o Judicial and Legal Complex

Intellectual Property Office

The Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the protection of all intellectual property namely Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights. At this time, the office registers trademarks, receives patent applications, and assists in the protection of copyrights.

The protection of intellectual property enables the owners or the rights holders of that property to benefit from the exploitation of their Patent or Copyright while preventing or sanctioning others from illegally using it without the permission of the owners or rights holders.

The Intellectual Property Office is currently in transition with a view to upgrading its capacity.  They recently automated the Trademark system with the Industrial Property Automation System (IPAS) and have plans to launch IPAS online by mid-2016.