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The BVI Financial Services Commission Launches Newest Publication: Trade Mark Fundamentals

Wednesday, 8 November, 2023

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – On 27 October 2023, The BVI Financial Services Commission (the Commission), as part of its continuing efforts to educate the public on matters related to financial services, launched its newest publication titled – Trademark Fundamentals (the Brochure). The Brochure, which was published through the Commission’s financial literacy education arm – MONEY MATTERS BVI, has been described as both informative and motivating by readers.  It is expected to serve as a quick guide for existing and aspiring entrepreneurs who are contemplating taking steps to protect their business brands through Trade Mark registration.

The Brochure is also instructive as to how to go about registering a Trade Mark in the BVI, providing Commission website reference to the following key documents:

  • Trade Marks Act, 2013
  • Trade Marks Rules, 2015

Published list of Registered Trade Marks Agents

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Commission – Mr Kenneth Baker, commented, "While most of the businesses who should consider Trade Mark registration will not fall under the supervisory and regulatory remit of the Commission, we still have a role in overseeing legislation such as the Trade Marks Act which in a nutshell, facilitates the identification of goods and services in commerce and the protection of proprietor rights.  We are all familiar with brand identifier marks; however, the importance of this Brochure is underscored when proprietors are made to understand that if a mark is not appropriately registered, it will not have the protections afforded through law as their legitimate and personal property, irrespective of how unique it is.”  

To download a copy of the brochure, visit or click here.  For questions about the Brochure, please email  [email protected] or [email protected].

About Us
The BVI Financial Services Commission is the autonomous regulatory agency responsible for regulating and supervising financial services conducted in and from within the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

For further information, please contact:

External Relations
BVI Financial Services Commission
18 Pasea Estate Road, Tortola VG1110
British Virgin Islands
Tel: (284) 494-4190
Fax: (284) 494-5016 
Email: [email protected]

Posting Date:
Wednesday, 8 November, 2023