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November, 2015 - Tortola, British Virgin Islands



O’Neal Webster Forms Licensed BVI Trademark Agent, OW Services, Ltd., under the Trade Mark Act, 2013


November 17, 2015, TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – The law firm of O’Neal Webster announces its expansion with the formation of OW Services, Ltd., a BVI-licensed trademark agent. The announcement comes on the heels of a major rewrite of BVI trademark law – the Trade Mark Act, 2013 – which became effective 1 September 2015, and that now requires all trademark applications to the BVI Trade Mark Registry be submitted only through a BVI-licensed trademark agent.

With over 1,000 trademarks under management for reputable clients in every continent as well as the Caribbean, O’Neal Webster has a solid track record as a leading BVI-based trademark administrator.

“OW Services Ltd. is authorized to address all BVI trademark services,” says Vanessa King, O’Neal Webster Head Partner of Intellectual Property Law. “Through the agency, we will continue to offer a premium level of service and responsiveness that O’Neal Webster trademark clients are accustomed to receiving – from initial filings, renewals, and assignment recordings, to change of ownership, license agreements, change of address, oppositions and infringement, and other trademark matters involved in mergers and acquisitions.”

Feroza Kartick, certified paralegal with over 15 years BVI-experience and a specialty certification in intellectual property, explains, “O’Neal Webster continues to monitor and deploy global best practices in intellectual property registration and management for the benefit of our clients. Together with OW Services Ltd., we are well prepared to meet the demands of the global stage. As a member of the International Trademark Association’s Leadership Committee and having recently attended the Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, I welcome the modernization of the Act’s legislative framework, which keeps pace with established best practice standards and current developments.” 

Ms. Kartick adds that among the benefits of the new Act are certainty by way of registration of service marks, clarity, priority, filing of applications under the NICE Classification System, and electronic filing.

About OW Services, Ltd.
As a registered BVI trademark agent, OW Services, Ltd. is ready and able to expedite filings for time sensitive, complex, and special transactions including assignments, mergers, oppositions, and infringement.

About O’Neal Webster
O’Neal Webster is committed to providing high quality legal counsel, serving BVI and international clients in corporate, banking and finance, trusts, funds, intellectual property, real estate, admiralty, commercial litigation, and corporate restructuring and insolvency matters since 1989. With offices in Road Town, Tortola, BVI and London, U.K., they are a firm of choice for clients, and for advisers who refer work to the BVI. Learn more at www.onealwebster.com.

Both OW Services, Ltd. and the law firm of O’Neal Webster welcome enquiries. Please contact us directly at +1(284) 494-5808 or by email to [email protected] or [email protected]

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Jayne Navarre, Marketing & Media
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Tel: (786) 208 9108


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