Ria Jawahir Bhagirath
Trademark Post-Registration Recordals and Due Diligence
Procedural and Substantive Trademark Office Actions
Trademark and Copyright Infringement Matters
Intellectual Property Litigation
Wills and Probate
Bachelor of Science, University of the West Indies, Business Management (Major), International Relations (Minor)
Bachelor of Laws, University of London International Programme
Legal Practice Certificate, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Attorney-at-Law, Trinidad and Tobago – May 2019
Ria joined the Firm in 1999 and worked in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group for more than 19 years before becoming an Attorney-at-Law. During this period, she acquired considerable knowledge and experience in trademark post-registration matters.
Ria manages a significant part of the post-registration portfolio for several large multinational conglomerates in which she comprehensively advises on inter alia assignments, mergers and acquisitions, changes of name, licenses and security interests.
She handles all substantive trademark office actions and has gained a reputation for successfully challenging most of the refusals with her detailed and well-reasoned arguments.
Ria provides support to the Partners of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in other non-contentious as well as contentious intellectual property related matters including but not limited to trademark oppositions, advising on International Registrations via Madrid Protocol, trademark and copyright Infringements and Customs Enforcement.
Ria is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, INTA (International Trademark Association) and IPCA (Intellectual Property Caribbean Association). She is also the firm’s representative on the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association.