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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jul 09, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 11/20)
Trinidad and Tobago
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New Trademarks Law Implemented

On June 25, 2020, the Trade Marks Act No. 8 of 2015 came into effect in Trinidad and Tobago repealing the Trade Marks Act, Chap. 82:81. The new Act was originally passed in June 2015, but its implementation was delayed pending the finalisation of the Trade Marks Regulations 2020.

Some of the important changes include:
- Online filing of trademark applications
- Use of latest Nice Classification (11th edition)
- Unified Register, instead of Part A and Part B Register
- Broader definition of marks for registering non-conventional marks
- Enhance protection for “well-known” marks
- Introduction of protection for collective marks
- Revised rules on ground of revocation on grounds of non-use

For further information, please see the article of our Country Index Partner HSM IP Ltd. here

Source: HSM IP Ltd., Cayman Islands