United States Virgin Islands Intellectual Property Registration
United States Virgin Islands Intellectual property Registration Key Features
- With regard to other U.S. territories, a Federal trademark registration will protect a mark in these territories although injunctive relief against an infringer will not be available unless the plaintiff’s mark is in use in a territory or has a reputation there.
- As for patent and copyright protection in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, these rights arise solely under Federal law and therefore there is no need or possibility to seek additional protection under local territorial laws.
- A Federal trademark registration encompasses all U.S. states as well as territories and possessions, there may be instances where registration in a particular State is advisable, e.g., when a mark is used in the geographically-remote State of Hawaii, or when the localized nature of a business makes a Federal registration unavailable.