J.D. Sellier + Co.

J.D. Sellier + Co.

Founded in 1882, J.D. Sellier + Co. is the oldest law firm in Trinidad and Tobago, and its Intellectual Property practice group can trace its written records back to 1929.

The group provides services covering all aspects of Intellectual Property including trademark, patent and industrial design filings and registrations; entertainment and copyright law; franchising and all commercially related areas.

Our Attorneys specialize in anti-counterfeiting, infringement actions and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Headed by Brien de Gannes, our Attorneys are involved in the ongoing development of the country’s intellectual property laws and systems, with Brien being the Chairman of an Ad hoc Committee which worked to develop the current TRIPS-compliant intellectual property laws.

Ariane Ramnath heads the enforcement and trademark searching and filing portfolio, and has developed an efficient network of intellectual property agents throughout the Caribbean, South and Central America, and is well-positioned to meet our clients’ needs in managing their portfolios on a local and regional basis.

Focused on Anti-Counterfeiting Ariane with the support of the firm's Litigation Attorneys has extensive experience in the enforcement of our client's rights seeking injunctive relief before the Courts of Trinidad and Tobago and at the border level involving Customs seizures. The firm has been rated in Tier 1 of MIP’s annual patent and trademark rankings for the past 10 years.

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