Notice of additional measures- COVID- 19- April 01, 2020

Notice is given of additional measures which have been put in place at the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office subsequent to the Notice, dated the 24th March, 2020 relative to the captioned matter. The following directives are provided for your attention and guidance.

The Office will continue to provide limited services with regard to urgent applications which are submitted electronically . Top- up payments which are made by Registered Agents via Governments Ezpay + system are being monitored for timely transfer to the Agents accounts. In addition, the monitoring of applications which are filed electronically is being undertaken.


Documents such as company charges with statements of charge, Bills of Sale, Instruments of share transfer, applications for the renewal of registration of trademarks and the payment of prescribed fees for patents and patent applications which are required to be filed within the timelines stipulated by legislation should be scanned and emailed using the address
caipo.general@barbados.gov.bb. In such circumstances, the Office will recognise the date of receipt of the emailed documents pending submission of the physical documents, provided that sufficient funds are available to meet the filing cost.


With regard to other activities, such as the filing of annual returns by external companies and the filing of notices of change of directors which attract penalties for failure to file within the stipulated timelines, these matters will be addressed legislatively.
 
Nevertheless, in the meantime, persons should contin ue to scan and email the annual returns and notices of change to the Office until further notice.
I wish to inform you that certificates of clearance which are issued by the Barbados Revenue Authority and the National Insurance Department respectively, in support of company    dissolutions will be recognised by the Office in circumstances where the certificates have expired during this period of time.

Dated this 1st day of April, 2020.

Heather A. Clarke Registrar
Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property

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