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.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the IPO's website by following the link below.  You may also contact the office at:

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

Fax: (868) 226-5160



Opening hours:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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