Filing Requirements

Filing Type: National Phase Entry PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred
Country Notes: * The Power of Attorney can be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

• No late filing.

• The Statement Justifying Applicant’s Right To File must be notarized. This can be filed within 2 months of the filing date.


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 specialising in the registration formalities of 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 their business today. The break-up of the USSR and introduction of a new law in Madagascar in the 1990s provided them with an excellent opportunity to develop their services further, and their firm now prides themselves in providing clients with IP services in all regions of the world.


Whilst our firm is particularly active in the French-speaking jurisdictions of Africa, and in particular the regional jurisdiction of OAPI, we can provide our clients with assistance in any part of the world. We are experienced in the handling of worldwide filing, recordal and renewal projects, and we have a network of carefully selected local associates with whom we work closely to provide our 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