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Intellectual Property Rights

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the government office responsible for administering all intellectual property laws in Trinidad and Tobago. Intellectual Property refers to the expressed creations of the human mind and is divided into three main branches: Industrial Property, Copyright and Related Rights. Industrial Property refers to trademarks (logos, names and symbols); patents (inventions); industrial designs; integrated circuits; new plant varieties and geographical indications. Copyright is the intellectual property right that subsists in original literary and artistic works. Related Rights are rights that pertain to performances, sound recordings and broadcasts.

Intellectual property Online Payment

  • You must first file for your IPR by visiting the Intellectual Right Office or by following the instructions on the IPO website
  • Upon filing you will receive a receipt with an acknowledgement number. Applicants who applied online are required to check their email to obtain their acknowledgement number
  • Applicants will need a credit card to complete the online payment process
  • To effect your online payment please visit the Intellectual Property Office website


Intellectual Property Forms

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Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the IPO's website or you may also contact the office at:

Intellectual Property Office
Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs
Head Office
3rd Floor, Capital Plaza
11-13 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 226-4IPO (4476)
Fax: (868) 226-5160


Intellectual Property Forms
Opening hours:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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