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WIPO - PCT Applicant's Guide VC - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
List of currencies used in this document:
XCD (East Caribbean Dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
Article 64(5)
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Two-letter code:
VC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Name of Office:
Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Location:
Ground Floor
Methodist Commercial Building
Granby Street
Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(1-784) 456 15 16
(1-784) 451 28 94
E-mail:
ciposvg@vincysurf.com
Facsimile:
(1-784) 457 13 97
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by facsimile
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Is the Office prepared to allow applicants to make applications available to the WIPO Digital Access Service for Priority Documents (DAS) (PCT Rule 17.1(b-bis)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
Refer to corresponding Annex C
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Does national legislation restrict the filing of international applications with foreign Offices?
Refer to the Office
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
VC
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Commerce and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Patents
Utility certificates
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
Yes
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
Within two months from the date of the invitation by the Office
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No

Annex C - Receiving Office

The Office does not act as receiving Office
This Office has delegated its RO functions to RO/IB. Refer to Annex C(IB) for more information.

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
English
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, both as originally filed and as amended, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, both as originally filed and as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
National processing fee
1,000 XCD
Annual fee for the 4th year
200 XCD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Who can act as agent?
Any attorney-at-law registered to practice in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available

Annexes

Annex VC.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Current version applicable from 15 Sep 2023 , printed on 15 Jun 2024