Extending UK IP rights abroad

You will usually need to apply for your Intellectual Property (IP) rights abroad. However, some countries may allow you to extend your United Kingdom (UK) protection, and accept it as protected in that country after completing certain local formalities.

Please note, details below should be used as a guide only, please contact individual country offices for full information.

Your copyright works usually get automatic protection abroad, in the same way as in the UK.

Anguilla
Antarctic
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Bermuda
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darrussalem
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gambia
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guernsey
Guyana
Isle of Man
Jersey
Kiribati
Malta
Montserrat
Nauru
Pitcairn
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Georgia
Tanzania
Tonga
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvala
Uganda
Vanuatu

see http://www.ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/extendukip.htm for links

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