Fiji’s copyright laws adhere to international laws, and while there are provisions for companies to register a trademark or petition for a patent in Fiji through the Office of the Attorney General, trademark and patent laws are outdated. Furthermore, the enforcement of these laws could be more robust. That said, Fiji is not included in the 2022 USTR’s annual Special 301 Report watchlist.
In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and Stopfakes.gov for more resources.
Mr. Cheepchanok Chernkwanma is an IP Specialist IP Attaché based in Bangkok, Thailand who covers the Southeast Asia region (including the Pacific Islands). His office location and contact details are provided below:
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
Foreign Commercial Service
GPF Witthayu Tower A, Room 302
93/1 Wireless Road, Patumwn
Office Phone: +66 2-205-5199
For more information, contact ITA’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (OSIP) Director, Stevan Mitchell at Stevan.Mitchell@trade.gov.
The U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statements provide information on the business climates of more than 170 economies and are prepared by economic officers stationed in embassies and posts around the world. These statements highlight the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in foreign economies. To access the ICS, visit the U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statement website.