Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Practice Direction for Online Filing and Payments

Practice Direction for Online Filing and Payments

 

Electronic Online System for Industrial Property Documents

In order to promote an efficient, timely, secure and convenient method for receiving and dispatching documents regarding industrial property in electronic form, I issue this Practice Direction regarding the electronic online system for the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago (“the Office”) with effect from Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Application of the Practice Direction

This Practice Direction applies to all forms of industrial property. The electronic online system does NOT replace the existing services of the Office, but operates in tandem with these services. Should the Office be forced to operate remotely, the operations will continue through the electronic online system.

Electronic Online System

The electronic online system enables the Office to offer full online services to users and is facilitated by:

  1. WIPO File account creation;
  2. Electronic Trade Mark application filings through WIPO File available under the Online Services Menu on http://ipo.gov.tt;
  3. All other electronic filings through filings@ipo.gov.tt;
  4. Industrial property forms available via http://ipo.gov.tt/general/all-forms/; and
  5. Online payment services available via iGovtt (http://payment.ipo.gov.tt).

Guidelines for the filing of documents using the Electronic Online System through filings@ipo.gov.tt

  1. The Office will first create a WIPO File account upon the request of a user and the approval by the Office. All correspondence filed by users through filings@ipo.gov.tt must be properly captioned. All electronic signatures will be accepted including but not limited to Authorization of Agents, and Certified Copies of documents.
  2. All correspondence by the Office will be dispatched to the e-mail addresses of the users registered with the WIPO File account.
  3. Users are encouraged to visit the Office’s website to access industrial property forms and utilize the online payment services available via iGovtt.
  4. This Practice Directive shall remain in force until further notice.

For the signed copy of this Practice Direction please click here.

4 Comments

  • Posted May 26, 2020 Hema Manchoon 10:01 am

    Please create a WIPO account in my name – Hema Manchoon. I am the Legal Officer for AP Scott Trinidad Limited

    • Posted June 2, 2020 IPO Webmaster 12:34 pm

      Hi Hema, Please send your request to info@ipo.gov.tt if you have not done so already.

  • Posted August 25, 2020 Varsha Ramlogan 3:55 pm

    please create a wipo accounmt in my name varsha ramlogan, Ravima’s Beauty

    • Posted August 28, 2020 IPO Webmaster 9:20 am

      Hi Varsha Please send an email to info@ipo.gov.tt requesting a WIPO File account.

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