The Industrial Property Act 2014 of Seychelles came into effect on March 1, 2015. Salient features with respect to trademarks are:
- Convention priority may now be claimed.
- Three-dimensional marks may be registered.
- Collective marks and geographical indications may also be registered.
- Applications may be opposed by users of similar marks, if the opposer files its own application and can demonstrate use for at least six months and establish a reputation.
- Registrations may be attacked if unused for a continuous period of three years or more (instead of the five-year period under the former law).
Further, design protection is now available for a five-year term, extendible for two further five-year periods.