New Patent Act 2018 and Patent Regulations 2018 are in force.   The 2019 World Intellectual Property Day theme: “Reach for Gold: Intellectual Property and Sports”. Details will soon follow.   Coming Soon Electronic filing will be available at ABIPCO.   European Union Geographical Indications to be protected in Antigua and Barbuda. Contact the Office more details.

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About Us

The Antigua and Barbuda Intellectual Property and Companies Office falls under the Ministry of Legal Affairs which originally formed part of the High Court was established as a separate Department with the responsibility for the day to day administration of the following subjects:

  1. 1.

    Companies

  2. 2.

    Business Names

  3. 3.

    Trademarks

  1. 4.

    Industrial Designs

  2. 5.

    Geographic Indications

  3. 6.

    Other types of Intellectual Property


Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday : 8:00am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Registry Hours to see the Public:

Monday-Thursday : 8:30am – 3:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm


Cashier hours:

If you wish to pay at ABIPCO please note that the Cashier hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Cheque Payment:

Should be made payable to the Registrar of Companies