What You Need To Know About Copyright

Event Date(s): 01/03/2023

Location: Online

IGDS St Augustine Unit Lunchtime Seminar in collaboration with The Alma Jordan Library presents What You Need To Know About Copyright with Mr. Regan Asgarali, The Controller at the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office of the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs and Ms. Lyrinda Persaud, Legal Officer II of the TTIPO and certified trainer of the NIPTC

This session which explores principles relating to copyright, such as ownership, exceptions, infringement and remedies.

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At the IGDS, researchers and partners have been exploring the intricacies of the IPO process as we seek to make sense of our work and establish relevant protocols around sharing and ownership of that work. More specifically, how do we create content for the public in a way that allows us to ensure that we protect our copyright responsibilities? Our content includes the following: Toolkits, training manuals, technical papers, project reports, pamphlets, fact sheets, and palm cards, workshop materials such as icebreakers and other materials, curriculum and modules, MOOCS.

Aware that other individuals, agencies and organizations may have similar concerns; this seminar is open to anyone interested in learning more about the protection and responsible sharing of intellectual property.

Regan Mark Asgarali is an Attorney at Law attached to the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago as the Controller of Intellectual Property. He joined the Office in July 2009. A graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, and gaining a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Mr. Asgarali was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago in 2002 and is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Holder of a postgraduate certificate, diploma and a Master of Laws (LLM) in intellectual property law from the University of London Mr Asgarali also possess several certificates from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. At the Intellectual Property Office as Controller for Intellectual Property, he is responsible for the administration of all laws pertaining to intellectual property and for the strategic direction of the intellectual property office, inter alia. He is presently concentrating on flagship projects such as a proposed IP academy for Trinidad and Tobago, an IP library and technological innovation support centre, and for the introduction of a paperless IP office.

Open to: | General Public |