Why and how to register a trademark in Tuvalu

In order to obtain a trademark registration in the Tuvalu, it is necessary to first have the trademark registered in the United Kingdom and then to extend it in Tuvalu through Attorney General’s Office of the Prime Minister.

For further information regarding trademark registration in the United Kingdom, please click here.

Prior use of the trademark in Tuvalu is not necessary in order to extend the trademark registration.

If you register a combined trademark (which includes both word elements and figurative elements) in Tuvalu, the exclusive right to use the trademark is limited to a use of the trademark in the exact configuration or way in which it was filed and registered. If you wish to use the word element of your trademark separately from the logo (or vice versa), it is recommended you register for another trademark including only the word or figurative elements you wish to use and protect separately.

There is no opposition procedure in Tuvalu.

It is not necessary to use the trademark in Tuvalu in order to maintain its registration.

Registered trademarks in Tuvalu have the same validity as the UK registered trademark on which they are based. Once the UK trademark is renewed in the UK, the renewal must be requested also in Tuvalu. 

 

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