The Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO), established under Part II of the Patents Act Chapter 253 of the Laws of Belize, Revised Edition 2000, is the National Intellectual Property Registry for Belize. BELIPO’s functions include the administering of the intellectual property legislation of Belize, advising the Government of Belize on intellectual property matters and promoting knowledge of intellectual property law in Belize.
Belize’s intellectual property legislation became WTO/TRIPS consistent in June 2000. That same year the country became a member state of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). As such, the country utilizes the Nice Classification system for the registration of trademarks.
Having a key position in the international arena, ICS sees the importance for its clients to distinguish themselves and their products from others while protecting their corporate goodwill and intellectual property. Therefore, through one of its affiliates, ICS is able to facilitate trademark registration in Belize.