Population: 20,600 (est. 2011)
Languages: English, Palaun
Area: 458 km2
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Legal System: based on United States law
Patent Registration and Protection in Palau
There are no patent laws in Palau.
Trade Mark Registration and Protection in Palau
Trade mark laws have not been enacted in Palau and it is therefore not possible to register a trade mark in this jurisdiction. The only way to claim and assert rights in a trade mark is through common law and is based on use of the mark, the public’s awareness of the mark and the goods/services which it covers.
The most effective strategies to protect trade mark rights in this way is publishing a cautionary notice in a local newspaper as well as to make genuine use of the mark in Palau.
Spruson & Fergsuon regularly arranges publication of our clients’ cautionary notices in Palau and other countries of the South Pacific and we are able to prepare notices on behalf of our clients.