Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: No substantive examination
Country Notes: * The application must be accompanied by the signed Power of Attorney form at filing.

• No late filing.

• Certified copy of the priority documents(s) to be submitted, with details needed at filing.

• The declaration by inventors must be notarized.



Established: 1946

Number of Professional Staff: 29

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Barbados, Brunei and Trinidad and Tobago
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in Bahamas and Jamaica

Lysaght was founded in 1946, initially specializing in registration formalities for the Middle East, and then growing over the years to include Africa, the Far East, and the islands of the Caribbean and Pacific Basin. The firm’s field of expertise gradually extended to continental Europe, Latin America and the French-speaking countries of Africa. A direct link was established with OAPI in association with Cabinet Ekeme, based in Yaounde, Cameroon, and this forms an important part of its business today. The break-up of the USSR and introduction of a new law in Madagascar in the 1990s provided it with an excellent opportunity to develop its services further, and the firm now prides itself in providing IP services to clients in all regions of the world.


Whilst the firm is particularly active in the French-speaking jurisdictions of Africa, and in particular the regional jurisdiction of OAPI, it can assist clients in any part of the world. It is experienced in the handling of worldwide filing, recordal and renewal projects, and has a network of carefully selected local associates with whom it works closely to provide clients with a professional and responsive service.

Contact Information


P.O. Box 49,
St. Helier,
Jersey, JE4 5NB,
Channel Islands, British Isles


Crown House,
18 Grenville St,
St. Helier,
Jersey, JE2 4UF,
Channel Island, British Isles