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INAPI begins training program to strengthen the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago

INAPI begins training program to strengthen the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago

The initiative is part of the general cooperation agreement between Chile and the Caribbean country, which was formalized in 2017, to strengthen and stimulate the use of the IP system between both nations.

To give continuity to the general cooperation agreement between Chile and Trinidad and Tobago, INAPI started an online training program, focused on the training of patent examiners that seeks to create capacity in TTIPO (Trinidad & Tobago Intellectual Property Office), for the search and examination in patenting processes.

The initiative consists of three phases: a preliminary stage of 6 sessions, which will take place between November and December 2021, and two subsequent stages, which will take place during the first half of 2022.

The first course began this Wednesday, November 17, and was taught by Paola Guerrero and Sebastián Farías, attorneys from INAPI’s Knowledge Transfer Sub-directorate. By way of introduction, during the first session they addressed the concepts and general characteristics of patents. Later, the problems and technical solutions will be studied in depth, as well as the requirements to patent an invention.

The activity was attended by the national director of INAPI, Loreto Bresky , and her counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago, Regan Asgarali, who thanked the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (AGCID) for its support, which provided funding for carry out this work plan. “During 2021 and despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices have worked together, which shows the great commitment of both countries to strengthen the industrial property system. From Chile, we will continue to offer all our support to contribute to the development and growth of the Trinidad and Tobago office, ”said INAPI’s national director, Loreto Bresky.

web conference with patent examiners

The cooperation between Chile and Trinidad and Tobago was formalized in 2017, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding, to strengthen and stimulate the use of the IP system between both nations.

Subsequently, the work plan was carried out between 2018 and 2019, and included three technical missions: Two of them were carried out in Trinidad and Tobago and one in Chile, when a delegation headed by Regan Asgalarí visited the INAPI offices. to learn about the Chilean experience in industrial property matters, through meetings with different teams from the institution.

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