Region: Trinidad and Tobago

Korean IP Office counterfeit crackdown; Trump fakes memo; Trinidad and Tobago joins Madrid System – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Nestle beginning a water brands sale, the Pakistan IP Office publishing a list of prospective geographical indications, and much more.

16 October 2020

Trinidad and Tobago’s Trademarks Act 2015 surprises practitioners five years later

Considering that Trinidad and Tobago’s Trademarks Act 2015 had been waiting more than five years to be implemented, it caught many by surprise when the country’s president proclaimed that the act would become immediately operative on 25 June 2020.

21 July 2020

Authorities should distinguish between ads and trademarks: exclusive interview with PepsiCo’s Sergio Barragan

We speaks with Sergio Barragan of beverage giant PepsiCo to discover his approach to managing the company’s extensive Latin American brand portfolio.

02 August 2018

New Trademarks Act provides path to implementation of Madrid Protocol

Trinidad and Tobago is developing new trademark laws that the country hopes to finalise by the end of 2015. Importantly, the new Trademarks Act provides for a path to implementation of the Madrid Protocol. Although the act does not specifically implement Madrid, it allows for the minister responsible for IP rights to make regulations giving effect to the provisions of the protocol.

10 July 2015

New Trinidad and Tobago trademark law set to increase international brand presence

The trend of IP legislative reform in the Caribbean is set to continue after a new trademarks law was recently assented by the Trinidad and Tobago’s government. The development follows recent moves to update trademark legislation in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, and one commentator notes that the changes should result in more international brands seeking protection in the jurisdiction.

07 July 2015

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