Mr. Regan Asgarali
Regan Mark Asgarali is an Attorney at Law attached to the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago as the Controller of Intellectual Property. He joined the Office in July 2009.
A graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mr. Asgarali has a Bachelor of Laws (Upper 2nd Class Hons.) (2000) and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (2002).
In 2002 he was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago and is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr Asgarali is also the holder of a postgraduate certificate, diploma and a Master of Laws (LLM) in intellectual property law from the University of London.
He possess several certificates from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in areas such as Management and Administration of IP Offices, advanced courses on Trademarks, Industrial designs, Geographical Indications, Mediation and Arbitration, New Plant varieties and IP Enforcement.
Mr. Asgarali practised law at Mair & Company from 2002-2008 in general practice with particular focus on litigation, intellectual property, entertainment law and corporate commercial/conveyancing. He also served as the Legal Secretary to the Arbitral Panel for the determination of Telecommunication Interconnection disputes.
Mr. Asgarali practised in the Commercial Department of Lex Caribbean from 2008 – 2009 with primary responsibility for Intellectual Property matters and was also involved in Mergers and Acquisitions.
At the Intellectual Property Office as Controller for Intellectual Property, he is responsible for the administration of all laws pertaining to intellectual property and for the strategic direction of the intellectual property office, inter alia. He is presently concentrating on flagship projects such as a proposed IP academy for Trinidad and Tobago, an IP library and technological innovation support centre, and for the introduction of a paperless IP office.