OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Foster Moore are delivering the new Business Entity, Uniform Commercial Code Liens and Trademarks Registries for the Corporations and Trademarks Division of the Office of Lieutenant Governor, Government of the United States Virgin Islands.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of the Virgin Islands sought an online system that accommodates Business Entities, Trademarks and Uniform Commercial Code filings. The scope of work document, entitled the computerization of corporations and trademarks divisions, was put to bid in August 2015. The project includes data migration from an SOSKB application and scanning and indexing conversion of all active hard copy records (business entity, trademarks and UCC) to a new database that allows for customer accessibility.
USVI Lieutenant Governor, Osbert Potter launched the first phase of the Catalyst Platform for the registration of business entities in the territory, at a press conference held in St. Thomas on Friday 31 August 2018.
Foster Moore’s Catalyst™ platform has been launched, and was described by Mr. Potter as a sophisticated program developed by a company that is known globally as “the registry people”.
Foster Moore has been working on the system since 2016, and although Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused delays, “we are able to offer full functionality to all Corporations and LLCs to e-file all corporate documents as of today, Friday August 31, 2018,” Mr. Potter said.
Two more phases of the online portal will go live later this year and early 2019, according to Mr. Potter.
“For all entity types that are not able to e-file as yet, (i.e. trade names, non-profits, trade and labor corporations, partnerships [LP, LLP, LLLP], and exempt LLCs), they must continue to submit paper documents to the Division,” Mr. Potter said. However, by mid-November 2018, all entity types will be able to file electronically using the Catalyst system,” said the lieutenant governor.