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Trinidad and Tobago
Geographical Indications Act 1996 (Act Nº 20 of 1996)
This Act provides for a system of protection of geographical indications. This Act provides for the institution of civil proceedings to prevent the unlawful use of geographical indications. The Act further establishes a system of protection that is not dependent on registration, although registration of the geographical indications does raise a presumption that is a geographical indication within the meaning of the Act. The Act provides for exclusion to protection and imposes criminal sanctions for the deliberate wrong use of geographical indications. The Act further provides for the responsibilities for registration, etc., to fall within the responsibilities of the Controller of the Intellectual Property Office, appointed pursuant to S3(3) of the Patent Act 1996.