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Trinidad and Tobago Trademark Registration 

Your trademark registration will be processed in Trinidad and Tobago through the following steps:

Trademark Comprehensive Study   Step 1. Trademark Comprehensive Study:
A trademark search report with attorney's analysis and opinion about registration probabilities.
Step 1 Prices

Trademark Registration Request   Step 2. Trademark Registration Request:
A trademark attorney will file and process your trademark application before the Trademark Office.
Step 2 Prices

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a time frame for the trademark registration approval?

    The average time frame for the registration approval is 16 months, if no objections or oppositions arise.


  • If I register my trademark in Trinidad and Tobago, do I have protection in other territories?

    The territorial limit of registration is Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Do I need to sign a Power of Attorney?

    Yes, a power of attorney is necessary to complete the application process.

  • Are there any benefits from a pre-filing use of the trademark?
    • Use may demonstrate acquired distinctiveness
    • Help overcome an objection to the trademark application on the grounds of non-distinctiveness
  • Will there be problems in case I don’t use my trademark after registration?

    Attack on the ground of non-use is available.

  • What are the types of trademark that can be registered in Trinidad and Tobago?

    The following are accepted for registration:

    • words
    • names
    • devices
    • certain three-dimensional shapes
    • colours
    • slogans
    • certification marks
    • well-known marks
    • service marks
  • What are the phases of application after a trademark has been filed in Trinidad and Tobago?

    The order of the application process is as follows:

    1. Examination base on the following requirements:
      • formalities
      • classification
      • clarity
      • descriptiveness
      • distinctiveness
      • deceptiveness
      • conflict with prior registration
    2. Publication of the following details:
      • mark
      • name of applicant
      • address of applicant
      • state or country of incorporation of applicant
      • application number
      • application date
      • goods/services
      • priority claim information
      • representation of trademark
    3. Registration
  • What type of trademark is not registrable?
    • marks contrary to moral standards or public order
    • generic terms
    • names, flags or symbols of states, nations, regions, or of international organizations
    • marks absent a showing of acquired distinctiveness
    • marks that function principally as surnames particularly popular surname
    • marks that function principally as geographic location names
  • Does Trinidad and Tobago use the "Nice Classification" system?

    This jurisdiction uses the Nice Classification System.

  • Does the Community Trademark apply for Trinidad and Tobago?

    The European Union Trade Mark is not effective in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Is there any possibility to claim priority in Trinidad and Tobago?

    The filing date of the home application can be claimed as the filing date in this jurisdiction:

    • If the applicant's home country is a member of the Paris Convention
    • If the home application was filed within the fixed period of six months preceding the application in this jurisdiction
  • What do I need to do to satisfy the use requirement?

    A trademark must be used within five years from the registration date.


    The amount of use must be on a commercial scale and must occur in this jurisdiction.

  • Once my trademark has been registered, for how many years will be valid?

    The initial term of a registration is 10 years calculated from the application date.

  • What will be the renewal date of my trademark?

    The first renewal date of a registration is 10 years from the application filing date.

  • Is it legal to use my trademark even if it is not yet registered?

    Commercial use of an unregistered mark is legally allowed.