Intellectual Property Rights Office for Turks and Caicos Islands
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This page provides information about the administration of intellectual property in Turks and Caicos Islands. 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 Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands is not part of the Berne Convention, meaning the Intellectual Property Rights Office cannot provide any guarantees about the protection you may be able to claim for works created in Turks and Caicos Islands, either within Turks and Caicos Islands or in other countries. You may still register your work and may still benefit from doing so, but it is recommended that you consult an intellectual property lawyer familiar with the copyright law covering Turks and Caicos Islands for advice before doing so.
However, if the work in question was created in a country other than Turks and Caicos Islands, please select the country where it was created by clicking here