Trinidad and Tobago is the latest Madrid System Member [PDF] – and the first from the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) Region – to sign up to our Madrid e-Filing service, bringing the number of intellectual property (IP) Offices using the platform to 18.
Starting January 10, 2023, trademark holders from Trinidad and Tobago will be able to file their applications for international trademark registrations online, directly via the website of the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO).
(Photo: Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
“We are excited to be the first country within the LAC region to add the Madrid e-Filing Service to our expanding slew of online services as a part of continued efforts to promote the ease of doing business in Trinidad and Tobago. This service facilitates the filing of applications for users of the Madrid System, bringing the world of trade to the fingertips of entrepreneurs.”
– Regan Asgarali, Controller, TTIPO
Madrid e-Filing – a fully digital process
Madrid e-Filing provides a completely digital and streamlined environment for users to file – and IP Offices to process – applications for international trademark registrations. Brand owners can directly communicate with their Office of Origin, and receive – and respond to – any irregularity notices issued by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) through the platform. The process is secure, and saves valuable time!
Why use Madrid e-Filing?
- Reduced irregularities – applications are pre-populated with key information taken directly from your national trademark
- Direct compilation of goods and services, and compatibility checking of terms across 40 Madrid System Members
- Streamlined certification processes at home IP Offices (Office of Origin)
- Reduced processing time
- Access to the real-time status of applications anytime, anywhere.
How to use Madrid e-Filing
- Access Madrid e-Filing;
- Log on, and select “New application”;
- Enter your basic mark (Trinidad and Tobago national application or registration) number and key information (holder name, type of mark, logo, goods and services, etc.); and
- Follow the prompts to complete your application.
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