Intellectual Property Rights Office for the Bahamas
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This page provides information about the administration of intellectual property in the Bahamas. Intellectual property covers copyright and industrial property, including patents, designs, and trademarks.
Copyright can be claimed over any original creative work which is recorded in some way – be that through it being written down, recorded on an audio or audio-visual device, saved to a computer, or any other means.
The rules governing copyright are determined by a variety of international treaties, the most important of which is the Berne Convention.
Berne Convention Status of the Bahamas
The Bahamas is part of the Berne Convention. Work created in the Bahamas is eligible for registration through the Intellectual Property Rights Office's Copyright Registration Service.
|Instrument:||Declaration of Continued Application: July 5, 1976|
|In Force:||July 10, 1973|
Online Copyright Registration Options in the Bahamas
(Effective in the Bahamas and all other Berne Convention countries)
|Cost of International Registration:||USD $60|