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Intellectual Property Office
The Intellectual Property Office has moved to:
3rd Floor Capital Plaza
11-13 Frederick Street ,4 Port of Spain
Tel:625-0706, 625-1907 and 625-9972
Business hours: Monday to Friday - 8.30 am to 4.00 pm.
What is Intellectual Property?
It is the expressed creations of the mind. e.g. Books,
art, logos, shapes, images and inventions.
It is divided into two categories:
Industrial Property, which includes inventions (patents),
trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications,
plant varieties, lay-out designs of integrated circuits.
Copyright, which includes computer software; literary
and artistic works such as books, poems and plays,
choreographic works, films, musical works, artistic
works such as works of mas, drawings, paintings, photographs
and sculptures, and architectural designs. There are rights related to copyright which consists of rights in performances, sound recordings and broadcasts. Click for details on Piracy
Who benefits from Intellectual Property protection?
Innovators, Authors & Creators,
Intellectual Property Rights Allow:
- exclusive control;
- for a specific period of time.
Where can I apply for Intellectual Property protection?
At The Intellectual Property Office, Ministry
of Legal Affairs. This office was established
specifically to grant Intellectual Property Rights.
For more information on the services offered by the
Intellectual Property Office, and to learn about registering
patents, trade marks, designs, plant varieties, geographical
indications, integrated circuits, click here or go directly
to our website at www.ipo.gov.tt or call us at 625-9972 or e-mail us at: email@example.com.