About the Law Firm
The Law Firm of Marissa F. Longsworth (‘LFMFL’) was established in Belize City, Belize and is backed by Ms. Longsworth's 10+ years of experience as an Attorney-at-Law, with 7+ years in private practice in Belize and 3 years with the Jamaica public sector. We place intense focus on the use of technology to provide reliable and continuous service to clients, no matter their time zone. We support individuals and corporations in predominantly corporate & commercial law and transactions; and, have specialized skills and qualifications in cutting-edge areas of the e-commerce and technology, broadcasting and creative industries.
Ms. Longsworth has proven herself as an authority in the niche areas of Internet & Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law, due to her post-graduate qualifications and post-qualification experience in these areas outside of Belize. She has conducted several intellectual property consultancies for entities including the World Intellectual Property Organization, Caribbean Export Development Agency and the Government of Belize.
Commercial Law and Company Registrations/TransactionsExperience and Expertise: - Licensed Registered Agent with the Financial Services Commission to perform transactions with the Belize Companies and Corporate Affairs Registry (BCCAR). - Offering advice and assistance to corporate clients in Belize for 7+ years.
Intellectual Property LawExperience and Expertise: - Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO)-registered Trade Mark & Patent Agent with over seven (7) years’ experience in IP registrations and transactions in Belize; - Former Consultant on several intellectual property projects for entities including, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA), Government of Belize and Non-Governmental Organization(s). - Former Manager of the Copyright & Related Rights Directorate at the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office, Kingston, Jamaica; - Current Deputy Chairperson of the Cayman Islands Tribunals on (1) Copyright; (2) Trade Mark Appeals; and (3) Design Rights. - Certified Completion of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Advanced Course on Intellectual Property Management (2015); - Certified Completion of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) & British Copyright Council Course on Advanced Copyright & Related Rights (2014);
Internet, Telecommunications & Technology LawExperience and Expertise: - Holder of a Master of Laws [LL.M] in Internet Law & Policy (Merit) from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland (2014); - Certified Completion of University of the West Indies Open Campus and the Jamaica Defence Force Cybersecurity Workshop: Pathways to Managing Cyber Vulnerabilities (2019); - Legal Advisor in private practise for over five (5) years to multiple clients in the areas of broadcasting, telecommunications and e-commerce.
Other Practice AreasExperience and Expertise: - 7+ years' experience practising in Belize with involvement in matters concerning: - Wills & Probate - Real Estate Law - Employment Law
Notarial Services- Notarisation of documents for satisfaction of foreign requirements; - Witnessing the execution of documents, verifying authenticity of signatures; - Notarial certificates; - Arranging ‘apostille’ legalisation, embassy and consulate legalisation.