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Brien A. de Gannes

Consultant and Notary Public

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property
Trademark Post-Registration Recordals and Due Diligence
Procedural and Substantive Trademark Office Actions
Trademark and Copyright Infringement Matters
Patents and Industrial Designs


College of Law, London


Attorney-at-Law, Trinidad and Tobago – 1976


Brien has extensive experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property. He specialises in patent and trademark infringement, passing-off and other intellectual property litigation. He has addressed seminars and workshops on Intellectual Property and has delivered papers at various regional and national seminars and meetings hosted by WIPO.

He acts as a specialist advisor on the committees of the national and regional private sector organisations and represents the private sector on a number of governmental and international committees. He was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Government team, which negotiated a Bilateral Intellectual Property Rights Agreement with the U.S.A, and was an advisor to the Government of Grenada at a regional meeting organised by WIPO.

Brien served as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Intellectual Property Laws in Trinidad and Tobago, to ensure compliance with TRIPS (The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) and other international treaties.
He is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, INTA (International Trademark Association), and ITMA (Institute of Trade Mark Agents). Brien is also one of the founding members of IPCA (Intellectual Property Caribbean Association).

He is a Contributing author to Managing Intellectual Property and Trade Mark World.

Brien retired from the partnership on December 31, 2023 and remains as Consultant to the IP department.