Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Types of IP

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the expressed creation of the human mind. Examples are a brand, an invention, a design, a song or another intellectual creation. The Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago performs the following functions:

New Plant Varieties

New Plant Varieties

A new plant variety refers to a previously known group of plants that can be consistently distinguished…

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Geographical Indications

Geographical Indications

A GI is any sign or symbol that identifies goods as emanating from any specific region or location…

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Trade Secrets

Trade Secrets

A Trade Secret is any information which has been kept secret; Has commercial value; and Retains its commercial value as a result of the efforts…

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Integrated Circuits

Integrated Circuits

An integrated circuit is a miniature electrical circuit containing electronic devices, some or all…

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Trade Marks

Trade Marks

A Trademark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from others…

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Copyright

Copyright

Refers to laws that regulate the use of the work of a creator, such as an artist or author. This includes copying, distributing, altering and displaying…

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Industrial Designs

Industrial Designs

Any material whether or not associated with lines or colours, is deemed to be an industrial design…

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Patents

Patents

It is a right granted by the state to the owner to stop others from manufacturing, using, importing and trading the protected technology.

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