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Repealing of Trade Marks Act Chap 82:81 and proclamation of Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 with accompanying Regulations

Repealing of Trade Marks Act Chap 82:81 and proclamation of Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 with accompanying Regulations

 

The Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago (“TTIPO”), Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs announces the repealing of the Trade Marks Act Chap 82:81 and proclamation of Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 with accompanying Regulations commencing on June 25, 2020. The Act and concomitant Regulations will modernize the current trade marks legislation providing agents and users with more efficient, cost-effective operations and convenient delivery of services as it pertains to trade mark matters.

The new Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 with accompanying Regulations, will facilitate the following:

Kindly note that all applications which were filed under the former Act which are pending upon the commencement of Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 will be dealt with under the former Act (section 132 of the Act). This release words in tandem with Practice Direction dated March 2020 which introduced electronic filing at the TTIPO. Please also see our online training videos.

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