Trinidad and Tobago - Country Commercial Guide
Intellectual Property Protection
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TT returned to the United States Trade Representative’s Special 301 Watch List in 2020 and currently remains on it due to concerns about the ability to enforce intellectual property rights.  TT is not on the Notorious Markets List. 

In any foreign market, companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property.  For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and for more resources.  The Investment Climate Statement has information on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights: State’s ICS

  • IP Attaché for TT, Contact Cynthia Henderson at
  • For more information, contact ITA’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (OSIP) Director, Stevan Mitchell at

To access the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Climate Statement, which includes information on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, visit the U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statements website.