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Geographical Indications
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

CHAPTER 82:78

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Act
20 of 1996

Amended by
18 of 2000

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Pages Authorised

(inclusive) by L.R.O.
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Index of Subsidiary Legislation

Page

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CHAPTER 82:78

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

PART II

PROTECTION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

3. Civil proceedings.

4. Availability of protection regardless of registration; presumption.

5. Homonymous geographical indications for wines.

6. Exclusion from protection.

7. Offences.

PART III

REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

8. Application for registration; right to file application; representation.

9. Contents of application.
10. Examination; opposition; registration.

11. Right of use.
12. Cancellation and rectification of registration; publication.
13. Register; publication.
14. Correction of errors; extension of time.
15. Exercise of discretionary powers.
16. Competence of Court; appeals.

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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS—Continued

SECTION

PART IV

SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING
MARKS; EXCEPTIONS

17. Misleading marks.
18. Marks conflicting with a geographical indication for wines and spirits.
19. Exceptions regarding prior users.

PART V

REGULATIONS
20. Regulations.

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CHAPTER 82:78

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

An Act to provide for the protection of geographical indications
and related matters.

[1ST DECEMBER 1997]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. This Act may be cited as the Geographical
Indications Act.

2. In this Act—
“Controller” means the Controller of the Intellectual Property

Office appointed under section 3 of the Patents Act and any
reference to the Controller shall be construed as including a
reference to any officer discharging the functions of the
Controller;

“Court” means the High Court;
“geographical indication” means an indication which identifies a

good as originating in the territory of a country, or a region
or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation
or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable
to its geographical origin;

“good” means any natural or agricultural product or any product
of handicraft or industry;

“Minister” means the Minister to whom responsibility for legal
affairs has been assigned;

“Paris Convention” means the Paris Convention for the Protection
of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883, as last revised;

“producer” means—
(i) any producer of agricultural products or any

other person exploiting natural products;

20 of 1996.

Commencement.
[258/1997].

Short title.

Interpretation.

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(ii) any manufacturer of products of handicraft,
or industry; and

(iii) any trader dealing in the said products.
“Register” means the Register of Geographical Indications.

PART II

PROTECTION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

3. Any interested person and any interested group of
producers or consumers may institute proceedings in the Court to
prevent, in respect of geographical indication—

(a) the use of any means in the designation or
presentation of a good that indicates or suggests
that the good in question originates in a
geographical area other than the true place of
origin in a manner which misleads the public as
to the geographical origin of the good;

(b) any use which constitutes an act of unfair
competition within the meaning of Article 10 bis
of the Paris Convention; or

(c) use of a geographical indication identifying wines
for wines not originating in the place indicated
by the geographical indication in question or
identifying spirits for spirits not originating in the
place indicated by the geographical indication in
question, even where the true origin of the goods
is indicated or the geographical indication is used
in translation or accompanied by expressions such
as “kind”, “type”, “style”, “imitation” or the like,

and in proceedings under this section, the Court may, in addition
to issuing an injunction, award damages and grant any other remedy
or relief as it may deem fit.

4. Protection under this Act shall be available—
(a) regardless of whether a geographical indication

has been registered; however, registration of a
geographical indication under Part III of this Act

Civil
proceedings.

Availability of
protection
regardless of
registration;
presumption.

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shall, in any proceedings under this Act, raise a
presumption that such indication is a geographical
indication within the meaning of section 2; and

(b) against a geographical indication which, although
literally true as to the territory, region or locality
in which the goods originate, falsely represents
to the public that the goods originate in
another territory.

5. In the case of homonymous geographical indications for
wines, protection shall be accorded to each indication, subject to
paragraph (b) of section 4. The Controller, in cases of permitted
concurrent use of such indications, shall determine the practical
conditions under which the homonymous indications in question
will be differentiated from each other, taking into account the need
to ensure equitable treatment of the producers concerned and that
consumers are not misled.

6. The following shall not be protected as geographical
indications:

(a) indications which do not correspond to the
definition in section 2;

(b) indications which are contrary to public order or
morality;

(c) geographical indications which are not or cease
to be protected in their country of origin, or which
have fallen into disuse in that country.

7. Any person who knowingly and with intent to deceive
performs any of the acts referred to in section 3 is guilty of an
offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of eight
thousand dollars and to imprisonment for three years.

PART III

REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

8. (1) An application for the registration of a geographical
indication shall be filed with the Controller.

Homonymous
geographical
indications for
wines.

Exclusion from
protection.

Offences.

Application for
registration;
right to file
application;
representation.

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(2) The following shall have the right to file an
application:

(a) persons carrying on an activity as a producer in
the geographical area specified in the application,
with respect to the goods specified in the
application, as well as groups of such persons;

(b) groups of consumers; and
(c) any competent authority.

(3) Where an applicant’s ordinary residence or principal
place of business is outside Trinidad and Tobago, he shall be
represented by an Attorney-at-law resident and practising in
Trinidad and Tobago.

9. An application for the registration of a geographical
indication shall specify—

(a) the name, address and nationality of the natural
person or legal entity filing the application, and
the capacity in which the applicant is applying
for registration;

(b) the geographical indication for which registration
is sought;

(c) the geographical areas to which the geographical
indication applies;

(d) the goods for which the geographical indication
applies;

(e) the quality, reputation or other characteristic of
the goods for which the geographical indication
is used,

and shall be subject to the payment of the prescribed fee.

10. (1) The Controller shall examine the application to ascertain
whether it complies with the requirements of sections 6(b), 8 and 9
and the Regulations pertaining thereto.

(2) (a) Where the Controller finds that the conditions
referred to in subsection (1) hereof are fulfilled, he shall cause the
application, as accepted, to be published in the prescribed manner.

Contents of
application.

Examination;
opposition;
registration.

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(b) Any interested person or competent authority may,
within the prescribed period and in the prescribed manner, give
notice to the Controller of opposition to the registration of the
geographical indication on the grounds that one or more of the
requirements of sections 6, 8 and 9 are not fulfilled.

(c) The Controller shall send a copy of such a notice
to the applicant, and, within the prescribed period and in the
prescribed manner, the applicant shall send to the Controller a
counter-statement of the grounds on which he relies for his
application; if he does not do so, he shall be deemed to have
abandoned the application.

(d) If the applicant sends a counter-statement, the
Controller shall furnish a copy thereof to the person giving notice
of opposition and, after hearing the parties, if either or both wish
to be heard, and considering the merits of the case, shall decide
whether the geographical indication should be registered.

(3) Where the Controller finds that the conditions referred
to in subsection (1) are fulfilled, and either—

(a) the registration of the geographical indication
has not been opposed within the prescribed time
limit; or

(b) the registration of the geographical indication
has been opposed and the opposition has been
decided in the applicant’s favour, he shall
register the geographical indication, publish a
reference to the registration and issue to the
applicant a certificate of registration. Otherwise,
he shall refuse the application.

11. Only producers carrying on their activity in the
geographical area specified in the Register shall have the right to
use a registered geographical indication, in the course of trade,
with respect to the products specified in the Register, provided
that such products possess the quality, reputation or other
characteristic specified in the Register.

Right of use.

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12. (1) Any interested person or any competent authority
may apply to the Court for—

(a) the cancellation of the registration of a
geographical indication on the ground that it does
not qualify for protection as such having regard
to section 6; or

(b) the rectification of the registration of an
appellation of origin on the ground that the
geographical area specified in the registration
does not correspond to the geographical
indication, or that the indication of the products
for which the geographical indication is used
or the indication of the quality, reputation or
other characteristic of such products is missing
or unsatisfactory.

(2) In any proceedings under this section, notice of the
request for cancellation or rectification—

(a) shall be served on the person who filed the
application for registration of the geographical
indication or his successor in title; and

(b) shall, by a publication in the prescribed manner,
be given to all persons having the right to use the
geographical indication under section 11.

(3) The persons referred to in subsection (2) and any
other interested person may, within a period which shall be
specified by the Court in the said notice and publication, apply
to join in the proceedings.

(4) The Registrar of the Court shall notify the Controller
of the decision of the Court or the decision on any appeal therefrom
and the Controller shall record it and publish a reference thereto as
soon as possible.

13. (1) (a) The Controller shall maintain a Register in which
he shall record all matters required by this Act to be recorded.

(b) The Register may be consulted by any person,
and any person may obtain extracts therefrom, under the conditions
prescribed in the Regulations.

Cancellation and
rectification of
registration;
publication.

Register;
publication.

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(2) The Controller shall publish in the prescribed manner
all the publications provided for in this Act.

14. (1) The Controller may, subject to Regulations made
under this Act, correct any error of translation or transcription,
clerical error or mistake in any application or document filed with
the Controller or in any matter recorded pursuant to this Act or
the Regulations.

(2) If the Controller is satisfied that the circumstances
justify it, he may, upon receiving a written request, extend the time
for doing any act or taking any proceeding under this Act and the
Regulations, upon notice to parties concerned and upon such terms
as he may direct. Notwithstanding that the time for doing the Act
or taking the proceeding has expired, the Controller may grant an
extension of time.

15. The Controller shall, before exercising any discretionary
power vested in him by this Act adversely to any party to a
proceeding before him give that party an opportunity to be heard.

16. (1) The Court shall have jurisdiction in cases of dispute
relating to the application of this Act and in matters which under
this Act are to be referred to the Court.

(2) Any decision taken by the Controller under this Act
may be the subject of an appeal by any interested party before the
Court and such appeal shall be filed within two months of the date
of the decision.

PART IV

SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKS;
EXCEPTIONS

17. The Controller shall, on his own motion or at the request
of an interested party, refuse or invalidate the registration of a
trademark which contains or consists of a geographical indication
with respect to goods not originating in the territory indicated, if
use of the indication in the trademark for such goods in Trinidad
and Tobago is of such a nature as to mislead the public as to the
true place of origin.

Correction of
errors; extension
of time.

Exercise of
discretionary
powers.

Competence of
Court;
appeals.

Misleading
marks.

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18. The registration of a trademark for wines which contains
or consists of a geographical indication identifying wines or of a
trademark for spirits which contains or consists of a geographical
indication identifying spirits shall be refused or invalidated by the
Controller on his own motion or at the request of an interested
party, with respect to such wines or spirits not having this origin.

19. (1) Nothing in this Act shall prevent continued and similar
use in Trinidad and Tobago of a particular geographical indication
of another country identifying wines or spirits in connection with
goods or services by any national or domiciliary of Trinidad and
Tobago who has used that geographical indication in a continuous
manner with regard to the same or related goods or services in
Trinidad and Tobago either—

(a) for at least ten years preceding April 15, 1994; or
(b) in good faith preceding that date.

(2) Where a trademark has been applied for or registered
in good faith, or where rights to a trademark have been acquired
through use in good faith either—

(a) before the date of entry into force of this Act; or
(b) before the geographical indication is protected in

its country of origin,

this Act shall not prejudice the registrability of or the validity of
the registration of a trademark, or the right to use a trademark, on
the basis that such a trademark is identical with, or similar to, a
geographical indication.

(3) Nothing in this Act shall apply in respect of a
geographical indication of any country with respect to goods or
services for which the relevant indication is identical with the term
customary in common language as the common name for such
goods or services in Trinidad and Tobago or in respect of a
geographical indication of any other country with respect to
products of the vine for which the relevant indication is identical
with the customary name of a grape variety existing in Trinidad
and Tobago as of January 1, 1995.

Marks
conflicting with
a geographical
indication for
wines and
spirits.

Exceptions
regarding prior
users.
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(4) Any request for relief made under Part II of this
Act in connection with the use or registration of a trademark
must be presented within five years after the adverse use of the
protected indication has become generally known in Trinidad
and Tobago or after the date of registration of the trademark in
Trinidad and Tobago, provided that the trademark has been
published by that date, if such date is earlier than the date on
which the adverse use became generally known in Trinidad and
Tobago and provided that the geographical indication is not used
or registered in bad faith.

(5) This Act shall in no way prejudice the right of any
person to use, in the course of trade, that person’s name or the
name of that person’s predecessor in business, except where such
name is used in such a manner as to mislead the public.

PART V

REGULATIONS

20. The Minister may make Regulations prescribing all matters
that are required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed, or are
necessary or convenient to be prescribed for giving effect to the
purposes of this Act.

Regulations.

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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS REGULATIONS

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION

PART I

PRELIMINARY
1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Fees.
4. Forms.
5. Language of documents and translations.
6. Indication of name, address, nationality and residence.
7. Signatures by partnerships, companies and associations.
8. Representation by Attorney-at-law.

PART II

REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS
9. Application for registration.

10. Withdrawal of application.
11. Marking application.
12. Objection to or conditional acceptance of application; hearing.
13. Refusal of application or conditional acceptance to which applicant

objects.
14. Acceptance of application; publication for opposition.
15. Opposition.
16. Registration, publication of reference thereto; issuance of certificate.
17. Cancellation or rectification of registration.
18. Publication.

PART III

SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKS
19. Refusal or invalidation of registration of misleading marks.
20. Refusal or invalidation of registration of a mark conflicting with a

geographical indication for wines and spirits.
21. Publication of invalidation of registration of mark.

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PART IV

GENERAL
22. Address for service.
23. Excluded days.
24. Consultation of Register, request for extracts therefrom and for copies

of documents.
25. Entries of changes in the Register.
26. Corrections of errors.
27. Extension of time.
28. Hearing.
29. Service by mail.
30. Directions as to furnishing of documents.
31. Corrections of irregularities.
32. Dispensation by the Controller.
33. Hours of business.
34. Evidence.
35. Statutory declarations and affidavits.

SCHEDULE I.
SCHEDULE II.

REGULATION

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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS REGULATIONS

made under section 20

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Geographical
Indications Regulations.

2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise
requires—
“periodical” has the same meaning assigned to it by section 2 of

the Patents Act;
“section” refers to the specified section of the Act.

3. The fees to be paid in respect of matters arising under the
Act or these Regulations shall be those specified in the Schedule
of Fees in Schedule I.

4. (1) The forms referred to in these Regulations are those
set out in Schedule II.

(2) A requirement under these Regulations to use such
a form is satisfied by the use either of a replica of that form or
of a form which is acceptable to the Controller and contains
the information required by the corresponding form set out in
that Schedule.

5. Applications shall be in the English language, and any
document forming part of an application or submitted to the
Controller pursuant to the Act or these Regulations and which is
in a language other than English shall be accompanied by an English
translation verified by the translator that the translation is to the
best of his knowledge complete and faithful.

6. (1) Names of natural persons shall be indicated by the
person’s family name and given name or names, the family name
being indicated before the given names, and the names of legal
entities shall be indicated by their full, official designations.

191/1996.

Citation.

Interpretation.

Ch. 82:76.

Fees.

Schedule I.

Forms.

Schedule II.

Language of
documents and
translations.

Indication of
name, address,
nationality and
residence.

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(2) Addresses shall be indicated in such a way as to satisfy
the customary requirements for prompt postal delivery at the
indicated address and, in any case, shall consist of all the relevant
administrative units, including the house number, if any, and
addresses shall also indicate any telegraphic and telex addresses
and facsimile and telephone numbers.

(3) Nationality shall be indicated by the name of the State
of which a person is a national and legal entities shall indicate the
name of the State under whose laws they are constituted and their
Registered Office.

(4) Residence shall be indicated by the name of the State
of which a person is a resident.

7. (1) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf
of a partnership shall contain the names of all the partners in full
and shall be signed by all the parties or by any partner qualified to
sign, stating that he signs on behalf of the partnership, or by any
other person who satisfies the Controller that he is authorised to
sign the document.

(2) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf
of a body corporate shall be signed by a Director or by the Secretary
or other principal officer of the body corporate, or by any other
person who satisfies the Controller that he is authorised to sign the
document.

(3) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf
of an association or persons may be signed by any person who
satisfies the Controller that he is duly authorised.

8. (1) The appointment of an Attorney-at-law shall be by an
authorisation of agent which shall be signed by the applicant or, if
there are more than one, by each applicant.

(2) The authorisation of agent appointing an Attorney-
at-law may be filed together with the application or within two
months from its filing date and if the appointment is not thus made
and is not in accordance with section 8(3) and subregulation (1)
any procedural steps taken by the agent, other than the filing of the
application, shall be deemed not to have been taken.

Signatures by
partnerships,
companies and
associations.

Representation
by Attorney-at-
law.

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PART II

REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

9. The application for the registration of a geographical
indication shall be made on Form No. 1 and shall be signed by the
applicant or authorised agent.

10. (1) The application may be withdrawn in writing to the
Controller and signed by each applicant or authorised agent.

(2) The application fee shall not be refunded if the
application is withdrawn.

11. (1) Upon receipt, the Controller shall mark on each
document making up the application, the actual date of receipt and
the application number consisting of the letters TT, slant, the letters
GI, slant, the numbers of the year in which the initial papers were
received, slant, and a number allotted in the sequential order in which
applications are received and where any corrections or other later
filed documents are received on different dates, the Controller shall
also mark their actual date of receipt in the appropriate place of the
request for registration of the geographical indication.

(2) The application number allotted under
subregulation (1) shall be quoted in all subsequent
communications concerning the application.

12. (1) If, upon examination in accordance with section 10(1),
the Controller objects to the application for registration of a
geographical indication, he shall notify the applicant in writing of
his objections with all the relevant details and invite the applicant
to amend the application, to submit his observations in writing or to
apply for a hearing within two months from the date of the notification
and if the applicant does not comply with the invitation within the
set period, he shall be deemed to have withdrawn his application.

(2) If, upon examination in accordance with section 10(1),
the Controller decides to accept the application subject to
amendments, modifications, conditions or limitations he shall
communicate the decision to the applicant in writing.

Application for
registration.

Withdrawal of
application.

Marking
application.

Objection to or
conditional
acceptance of
application;
hearing.

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(3) If the applicant objects to the amendments,
modifications, conditions or limitations, he shall, within two months
from the date of the communication, request a hearing or submit
his observations in writing.

(4) If the applicant does not object to such amendments,
modifications, conditions, or limitations, he shall notify the
Controller in writing and amend his application accordingly.

(5) If the applicant does not respond in one way or the
other within the set period, he shall be deemed to have withdrawn
his application.

(6) The request for a hearing, which shall be accompanied
by the prescribed fee, shall be made in writing to the Controller
who, upon receiving the same, shall give the applicant at least one
month’s notice in writing of the date and time when he may be heard.

13. (1) If, after a hearing or after consideration of the applicant’s
amendments or observations in writing, the Controller refuses the
application or accepts it subject to any amendments, modifications,
conditions or limitations to which the applicant objects, he shall
communicate his decision to the applicant in writing.

(2) The applicant may, within one month from the date
of such communication, upon payment of the prescribed fee,
request the Controller to state in writing the grounds of his decision
and the material used by him in arriving thereat.

14. (1) If the Controller accepts the application
unconditionally or accepts it subject to any conditions or limitations
to which the applicant does not object, he shall so notify the
applicant, requesting him to pay the publication fee within one
month from the date of the notification.

(2) If the publication fee referred to in subregulation (1)
is paid within the time limit prescribed, the Controller shall proceed
to publish the application setting out—

(a) the geographical indication for which registration
is sought;

Refusal of
application or
conditional
acceptance to
which applicant
objects.

Acceptance of
application;
publication for
opposition.

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(b) the name, address and nationality of the natural
person or legal entity filing the application, and
the capacity in which the applicant is applying
for registration;

(c) the name and address of the agent, if any;
(d) the address for service if an agent has not been

appointed in accordance with section 8(3) and
regulation 8;

(e) the demarcation of the geographical area to which
the geographical indication applies;

(f) the goods for which the geographical indication
is used;

(g) the quality, reputation or other characteristic of
the goods for which the geographical indication
is used, and any conditions under which the
indication may be used;

(h) the filing date and number of the application.
(3) If the publication fee referred to in subregulation (1)

is not paid within the time limit prescribed, the application shall
be considered withdrawn.

15. (1) The notice of opposition, under section 10(2)(b) shall
be given within three months from the date of the publication
referred to in regulation 14(2), on Form No. 2, together with
payment of the prescribed fee and accompanied by supporting
evidence, if any.

(2) The counter-statement referred to in section 10(2)(c)
shall be subject to payment of the prescribed fee and shall be given
within three months from the date the notice of opposition is sent
to the applicant and shall be in writing, stating the grounds upon
which the applicant relies for his application and accompanied by
supporting evidence, if any.

(3) The request for a hearing under section 10(2)(d) shall
be made to the Controller in writing at any time after the filing of
the notice of opposition but not later than one month after the expiry

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of the prescribed period for filing the counter-statement, and the
Controller shall give the parties at least one month’s written notice
of the date set for the hearing, and each party shall, within that
period pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

(4) Where the opponent or the applicant does not reside
or carry on business in Trinidad and Tobago, the Controller may
require him to give security for the costs of the opposition
proceedings for such amount as the Controller thinks fit.

(5) Where the Controller decides to register the
geographical indication, as provided in section 10(3), he shall notify
the opponent, if any, and the applicant in writing stating the reasons
for his decision and, in the case of the applicant, requesting him to
pay the registration fee within one month from the date of the
notification.

(6) Where the Controller decides to refuse to register the
geographical indication, as provided in section 10(3), he shall notify
the opponent and the applicant in writing, stating the reasons for
his decision.

16. (1) Subject to the payment of the registration fee
within the period prescribed in regulation 15(5), the Controller
shall register the geographical indication in accordance with
section 10(3) and this regulation.

(2) The registration of the geographical indication
shall include—

(a) the geographical indication registered;
(b) the demarcation of the geographical area to which

the geographical indication applies;
(c) the name and address of the natural person or legal

entity in which name the indication is registered;
(d) the name and address of the agent, if any;
(e) the address for service if an agent has not been

appointed in accordance with section 8(3) and
regulation 8;

Registration,
publication of
reference
thereto; issuance
of certificate.

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(f) the goods for which the geographical indication
is used;

(g) the quality, reputation or other characteristic of
the goods for which the geographical indication
is used and any conditions under which the
indication may be used; and

(h) the filing date and number of the application as
well as the date of registration.

(3) The publication of the reference to the registration of
a geographical indication shall contain the particulars specified in
subregulation (2).

(4) The certificate of registration of the geographical
indication shall be issued on Form No. 3.

17. (1) The publication referred to in section 12(2)(b) shall—
(a) identify the geographical indication by setting out

the particulars referred to in regulation 16(2);
(b) identify the person or authority which has applied

for the cancellation or rectification of the
registration of the geographical indication by
setting out the name and address of the person or
authority and of the representative or agent,
if any; and

(c) specify the period within which the persons having
the right to use the geographical indication under
section 11 may apply to join in the proceedings.

(2) The period to be specified by the Court under
section 12(3) shall not be less than one month from the date of the
notice or publication, as the case may be.

(3) Where the Court notifies the Controller under
section 12(4), that a decision has been taken to cancel or rectify
the registration of the geographical indication, the Controller
shall, as the case may be, cancel the registration or rectify it in
accordance with and in the manner specified in the Court’s decision.

Cancellation or
rectification of
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(4) The publication, under section 12(4), of the reference
to the cancellation or rectification of the registration of a
geographical indication shall—

(a) identify the geographical indication by setting out
the particulars referred to in regulation 16(2);

(b) indicate that the registration of the geographical
indication has been cancelled or rectified, as the
case may be, and, if rectified, specify the manner
in which the registration has been so rectified; and

(c) cite the Court decision by which the registration
of the geographical indication has been cancelled
or rectified.

18. Particulars of geographical indications and other
proceedings under the Act and any other information required to
be published under the Act or these Regulations shall be published,
in accordance with the direction of the Controller, in at least
one periodical.

PART III

SPECIAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKS

19. (1) The request, under section 17, to refuse or to invalidate
the registration of a misleading mark shall be made on Form No. 4
and shall be subject to the payment of the prescribed fee and the
procedure set out in regulation 15 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2) Where the Controller on his own motion decides to
refuse or invalidate the registration of a mark pursuant to section 17,
he shall, in writing, so notify the registered proprietor of the mark,
stating the reasons for his decision and giving him at least one month
to submit a counter-statement and to request a hearing.

(3) If a hearing is requested, the Controller shall give the
registered proprietor at least one month’s written notice of the date
set for the hearing, and the registered proprietor shall, within that
period, pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

Publication.

Refusal or
invalidation of
registration of
misleading
marks.

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(4) The Controller shall notify the registered proprietor
in writing of his final decision, stating the reasons therefor.

20. (1) The request, under section 18, to refuse or to invalidate
the registration of a mark which conflicts with a geographical
indication for wines and spirits shall be made on Form No. 5 and
shall be subject to the payment of a prescribed fee and the procedure
set out in regulation 15 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2) Where the Controller on his own motion decides to
refuse or invalidate the registration of a mark pursuant to section 18,
he shall, in writing, so notify the registered proprietor of the mark
stating the reasons for his decision and giving him at least one
month to submit a counter-statement and to request a hearing.

(3) If a hearing is requested the Controller shall give the
registered proprietor at least one month’s written notice of the date
set for the hearing and the registered proprietor shall within that
period pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

(4) The Controller shall notify the registered proprietor
in writing of his final decision stating the reasons therefor.

21. (1) The Controller shall record and publish a reference
to the invalidation of the registration of a mark pursuant to
section 17 or 18.

(2) The publication of the reference to the invalidation
of the registration of the mark pursuant to section 17 or 18
shall include—

(a) the representation of the mark;
(b) the registration number of the mark;
(c) the name and address of the registered proprietor;
(d) the date of registration;
(e) the list of goods and services in respect of which

the mark was registered with an indication of the
corresponding class or classes of the International
Classification; and

(f) an indication of the grounds on which the
registration of the mark has been invalidated.

Refusal or
invalidation of
registration of a
mark conflicting
with a
geographical
indication for
wines and
spirits.

Publication of
invalidation of
registration
of mark.

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PART IV

GENERAL

22. (1) There shall be furnished to the Controller—
(a) by every applicant for the registration of a

geographical indication, an address for service in
Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of his
application; and

(b) by every person including the applicant for, or
the owner of, a geographical indication, as the
case may be concerned in any proceedings to
which any of these Regulations relate, an address
for service in Trinidad and Tobago,

and the address so furnished or, where another address being an
address in Trinidad and Tobago has been furnished in place thereof,
that address shall be treated for the purposes of that application or
those proceedings, as appropriate, as the address of that applicant
or, as the case may be, of that person.

(2) Where an agent has been appointed in accordance with
section 8(3) and regulation 8, the address of the agent shall, for all
purposes connected with the Act and these Regulations, be treated
as the address to which communications to the person or persons
who appointed the agent shall be transmitted.

23. When the last day for doing any act or taking any
proceeding falls on a day when the Intellectual Property Office is
not open to the public for business, it shall be lawful to do the act
or to take the proceeding on the day when the Intellectual Property
Office is next open for business.

24. Consultation of the Register shall be subject to payment
of the prescribed fee and requests for certified copies of extracts
from the Register or for copies of documents shall be made to the
Controller in writing and shall be subject to payment of the
prescribed fee.

Address for
service.

Excluded days.

Consultation of
Register, request
for extracts
therefrom and
for copies of
documents.

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25. The Controller shall cause to be entered in the Register in
respect of every geographical indication in addition to the
information indicated in regulation 16(2), any change with respect
to such information in particular in the name, or address, or address
for service indicated therein.

26. Corrections of errors, referred to in section 14(1), may be
made by the Controller either upon receipt of a request in writing
and subject to such terms as he may consider appropriate, or on
his own initiative and any correction shall be communicated in
writing to all interested persons and where considered necessary
shall be published by the Controller.

27. The request for an extension of time, referred to in
section 14(2), shall be subject to the payment of the prescribed fee.

28. (1) Before exercising adversely to any person any
discretionary power given to the Controller by the Act or these
Regulations, the Controller shall notify such person, in writing, of
the opportunity to be heard thereon, and indicating a time limit, which
shall not be less than one month, for filing a request for a hearing.

(2) The request for a hearing shall be in writing and shall
be subject to payment of the prescribed fee.

(3) Upon receiving such request, the Controller shall give
the person applying, and any other interested persons at least one
month’s notice, in writing, of the date and time of the hearing.

(4) After hearing the party or parties desiring to be heard,
the Controller shall decide the matter and shall notify all parties of
this decision and if any party so desires shall give his reason for
the decision.

29. Any notice, application or other document sent to the
Controller by mail shall be deemed to have been given, made or
filed at the time when it would be delivered in the ordinary course
of the mail and in proving such sending, it shall be sufficient to
prove that the letter containing such notice, application or other
document was properly addressed and sent by registered mail.

Entries of
changes in the
Register.

Corrections of
errors.

Extension of
time.

Hearing.

Service by mail.

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30. At any stage of any proceedings before the Controller, he
may direct that such documents, information or evidence as he
may require be furnished within such period of time as he may fix.

31. Any irregularity in any procedure before the Controller
may be rectified, on such terms as he may direct.

32. Where, under these Regulations, any person is to do any
act or thing or any document or evidence is required to be produced
or filed and it is shown to the satisfaction of the Controller that
from any reasonable cause that person is unable to do that act or
thing or that that document or evidence cannot be produced or
filed, the Controller may, upon the production of such evidence
and subject to such terms as he thinks fit, dispense with the doing
of any such act or thing, or the production or filing of such document
or evidence.

33. The Intellectual Property Office shall be open to the public
from Monday to Friday inclusive, each week, between the hours
of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., for all classes of business.

34. (1) Where under these Regulations evidence may be filed,
it shall be by statutory declaration or affidavit.

(2) The Controller may, if he thinks fit in any particular
case, take oral evidence in lieu of or in addition to such evidence
and shall allow any witness to be cross-examined on his affidavit
or declaration.

35. (1) Any statutory declaration or affidavit filed under the
Act or these Regulations shall be made before any officer authorised
by law in any part of Trinidad and Tobago to administer an oath
for the purpose of any legal proceedings.

(2) Statutory declarations or affidavits made outside
Trinidad and Tobago shall be made before a Consul or Notary Public.

Directions as to
furnishing of
documents.

Corrections of
irregularities.

Dispensation by
the Controller.

Hours of
business.

Evidence.

Statutory
declarations
and affidavits.

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SCHEDULE I

FEES

MATTER OR PROCEEDING

1. Appl ica t ion for reg is t ra t ion of
geographical indication [Sections 8(1)
and 9; Regulation 9]

2. Request for hearing [Sections 10(1) and
(2)(d), 17, 18; Regulations 12(3), 15(3),
19(2), 20(2), 28(2)]

3. Request to the Controller to state in writing
grounds of decision to refuse application
or to accept it subject to conditions
[Section 10(1); Regulation 13]

4. Publication fee [Section 10(2)(a);
Regulation 14(1)]

5. Notice of opposition to registration of
geographical indication [Section 10(2)(b);
Regulation 15(1)]

6. Counter-statement to notice of opposition
[Section 10(2)(c); Regulation 15(2)]

7. Registration Fee [Section 10(3);
Regulation 15(5)]

8. Request to refuse or to invalidate the
registration of a misleading mark
[Section 17; Regulation 19(1)]

9. Request to refuse or to invalidate the
registration of a mark which conflicts with
a geographical indication for wines and
spirits [Section 18; Regulation 20(1)]

10. Consultation of Register (for every quarter
of an hour or part thereof) (Regulation 24)

11. Request for certified copies of extracts
from Register or for copies of documents
(per page) (Regulation 24)

12. Request for correction of error
[Section 14(1); Regulation 26]

13. Request for extension of time
[Section 14(2); Regulation 27]

AMOUNT OF FEE

$500.00

$100.00

$50.00

$50.00 plus fee
payable to publisher

$100.00

$100.00

$2,500.00

$250.00

$250.00

$20.00

$5.00 per printed page
and $20.00 to certify

$20.00

$150.00

FORM

Form No. 1

Form No. 4

Form No. 5

(Regulation 3).

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SCHEDULE II

FORM 1

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

(Regulation 4).

For Official Use

Date of Receipt by
Intellectual Property Office:

APPLICATION No.
(Office’s Stamp)

Fees received on:

Applicant’s or Attorney’s
File Reference:

Form No. 1 (Regulation 9 )
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

To: The Controller
Intellectual Property Office

THE APPLICANT(S) REQUEST(S) THE REGISTRATION OF A GEOGRAPHICAL
INDICATION IN RESPECT OF THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS:

I. APPLICANT(S)*

Additional information is contained in supplemental box

Name(s):

Address(es):

Nationality:

Country of residence or
principal place of business:

Capacity in which Applicant
is applying for registration:

Tel. No.: Telegraphic Address: Telex No.: Fax No.:

*The data concerning each applicant must appear in this box or, if the space is insufficient, in the
supplemental box.

(Form No. 1, first page)

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FORM 1—Continued

*Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated
as the address to which any communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

(Form No. 1, second page)

Address for service in
Trinidad and Tobago*:

II. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant(s) in the
Authorisation of Agent:

accompanying this Form to be filed within two months
from the filing of the application
for registration
[Regulation 8(2)]

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.: Telegraphic Address: Telex No.: Fax No.:

III. GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

The geographical indication for which registration is sought is the following:

IV. GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

The following is the demarcation of the territory of the country, or region, or
locality in that territory, to which the geographical indication applies, and from
which the goods for which the geographical indication is used originate:

Additional information, possible in graphic form, maps, etc.,

accompanies this Form

is contained in the supplemental box

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*Use this box if any of the boxes is not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

(Form No. 1, third page)

V. GOODS

The goods for which the geographical indication is used are the following:

VII. FEES accompany this Form

VI. QUALITY, REPUTATION OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

The quality, reputation or other characteristics of the goods for which the
geographical indication is used, and any conditions under which the indicatiion
may be used, are the following:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Additional information accompanies this Form

VIII. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

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VIII. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX* (Continued)

IX. SIGNATURE(S) ...................................... [Applicant(s)/†] .........................
(Date)

TO BE FILLED IN BY THE CONTROLLER

Date of receipt of corrections and later filed papers completing the application:

*Use this box if any of the boxes is not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

†Type name(s) under signature(s). The typed names and signatures of all applicants should
appear (one below the other).

(Form No. 1, fourth and last page).

FORM 1—Continued

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FORM 2

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Official Use

Notice of opposition received on:

Fees received on:

Applicant’s or Attorney’s
File Reference:

Form No. 2 [Regulation 15(1)]
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

NOTICE OF OPPOSITION

To: The Controller
Intellectual Property Office

I. IN THE MATTER OF:
Application No. .................. for Registration of Geographical Indication

Filing Date of Application:

Published in the periodical of the .................day of ......................... 20 ........,

No. ........., page ...................

* If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, opposing the registration of
the geographical indication, the data concerning each opponent must appear in this box or, if
the space is not sufficient, in the supplementary box.

†Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated
as the address to which communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

(Form No. 2, first page)

II. OPPONENT(S)*

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplementary box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago†

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FORM 2—Continued

*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. OPPONENT(S) (continued)”].

(Form No. 2, second page)

III. GROUNDS FOR OPPOSITION:
The Grounds for opposition are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this Form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant in the
Authorisation of Agent:

V. FEES

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.: Telegraphic Address: Telex No.: Fax No.:

accompany this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

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*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. OPPONENT(S) (continued)”].

†Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names
and signatures of all opponents should appear (one below the other).

(Form No. 2, third and last page).

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX* (Continued)

VII. SIGNATURE(S) .................................. [Opponent (s)Attorney†] .....................
(Date)

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FORM 3

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Form No. 3
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

In accordance with section 10(3) and regulation 16(4), it is hereby certified that a
geographical indication having the Registration No. ......................... has been
registered in the name(s) of:

Name(s):

Address(es):

on: ................................ in respect of a geographical indication registered pursuant

to an application

filed on: ............................................

being a geographical indication used for: ....................................................................

and which applies to: ...................................................................................................

A description of the quality, reputation or other characteristic of the goods for which
the geographical indication is used and any conditions under which the indication
may be used accompanies this certificate.

(Form No. 3, only page).

(Date)

(Date)

(goods)

Date: .......................................................

................................................................
Controller

(geographical area)

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FORM 4

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Official Use

Request received on:

Fees received on:

Applicant’s or Attorney’s
File Reference:

Form No. 4 (Regulation 19)
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

REQUEST TO REFUSE OR INVALIDATE
REGISTRATION OF MISLEADING MARK

To: The Controller
Intellectual Property Office

I. IN THE MATTER OF:
Application for Registration/Registration No.* Filing/Registration*
of Mark:

Date:

Application/Registration* Published in the periodical

....................................................................................................

II. APPLICANT(S)†

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago:‡

(No.) (Page) (Date)

*Delete whichever does not apply.
† If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, requesting the refusal or

invalidation of the registration of the trademark, the data concerning each applicant must appear
in this box or, if the space is not sufficient, in the supplemental box.

‡Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated
as the address to which communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

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FORM 4—Continued

*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

(Form No. 4, second page)

III. GROUNDS FOR REQUEST:
The Grounds for request to refuse or to invalidate the registration of the above
identified mark are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this Form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at -law has been appointed by the applicant in the
Authorisation of Agent:

V. FEES

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.: Telegraphic Address: Telex No.: Fax No.:

accompanying this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

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*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

†Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names and
signatures of all applicants should appear (one below the other).

(Form No. 4, third and last page).

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX* (Continued)

VII. SIGNATURE(S) ............................... [Applicant(s)Attorney†] ....................
(Date)

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FORM 5

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Official Use

Request recieved on:

Fees received on:

Applicant’s or Attorney’s
File Reference:

Form No. 5 (Regulation 20)
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

REQUEST TO REFUSE OR INVALIDATE
REGISTRATION OF A MARK
CONFLICTING WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL
INDICATION FOR WINES AND SPIRITS

To: The Controller
Intellectual Property Office

I. IN THE MATTER OF:
Application for Registration/Registration No.* Filing/Registration*
of Mark:

Date:

Application/Registration* Published in the periodical:

....................................................................................................

*Delete whichever does not apply.

†If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, requesting the refusal or
invalidation of the registration of the trademark, the data concerning each applicant must appear
in this box or, if the space is not sufficient, in the supplemental box.

‡Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated
as the address to which communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

(Form No. 5, first page).

II. APPLICANT(S)†

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago‡:

(No.) (Page) (Date)

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FORM 5—Continued

*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be
furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

(Form No. 5, second page)

III. GROUNDS FOR REQUEST:
The grounds for request to refuse or to invalidate the registration of the above
identified mark are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant in the
Authorisation of Agent:

V. FEES

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.: Telegraphic Address: Telex No.: Fax No.:

accompanying this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

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UPDATED TO DECEMBER 31ST 2014

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LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

42 Chap. 82:78 Geographical Indications

*Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be furnished.
Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman numerals and title
[e.g., “II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)”].

†Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names and
signatures of all applicants should appear (one below the other).

(Form No. 5, third and last page).

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX* (Continued)

VII. SIGNATURE(S) ............................... [Applicant(s)Attorney†] ....................
(Date)

FORM 5—Continued

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