Population: 565,000 (est. 2012)
Area: 28,900 km2
Currency: Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)
Legal System: Based on English Common law
Protection of IP Rights
It is possible to register patents, trade marks and designs in the Solomon Islands. Spruson & Ferguson is able to assist clients with registering and protecting their IP in the Solomon Islands and our staff are familiar with the local procedures in place and the local Registry in this jurisdiction.
Registration and Protection of Patents
The owner of a UK patent (including an EP(UK) patent) can apply for registration of the UK patent in the Solomon Islands within three years of the date of grant of the UK patent.
Registration and Protection of Trade Marks
Trade mark registration must be based on a corresponding United Kingdom registration which is re-registered directly with the Registrar General of the Solomon Islands. Multi-class applications are permitted however service marks are not provided for in Solomon Islands’ legislation.