Legislative Reform in Caribbean
July 22nd, 2015
IP legislative reform in the Caribbean is developing in Trinidad and Tobago, the third richest country by GDP per capita in the Americas following the U.S. and Canada. The country’s current legislation (based on the UK’s Trademarks Act 1938) is expected to be replaced by a new law, the most significant change being its accession to the Madrid Protocol. For the first time, injunctions against unauthorized use of marks identical or similar to a well-known mark based on likelihood of confusion will be permitted.