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Trinidad and Tobago

Trade Marks Act

Year of current version:1997
Date of last amendment:June 10, 1997
Date of entry into force of original text:January 2, 1957
Date of Text (Enacted):1955
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Industrial Property, Trademarks
Notes:
Act No. 11 of 1995, as last amended by Act No. 31 of 1997

WTO Notification states:
"The Act, which is still the main legislation operative in Trinidad and Tobago provides for the registration of Trademarks. This Act also includes the Trade Marks Rules.
The Amendment Act introduces protection for the packaging of goods or shapes. It makes the Controller, appointed under S3 (1) of the Patent Act 1996 responsible for the administration of the laws relating to trademarks, and introduces responsibilities to be performed by the Comptroller of Customs and Excise regarding "Notices of Objection to Importation"."
Available Texts: 
English

Trade Marks Act Trade Marks Act, Complete document (pdf) [611 KB] Trade Marks Act, Complete document (htm) [222 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Loi sur les marques Loi sur les marques, Complete document (pdf) [650 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:TT007

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