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IN THE JUDICIAL AND LEGAL SERVICE
OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Temporary Office of Deputy Controller, Intellectual Property
Office (Group L3), Ministry of Legal Affairs
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE
Minimum qualifications: LLB and a Legal Education
Admission to practice Law in Trinidad & Tobago
Certification in the three (3) main areas of Intellectual
Property (Patents, trademarks and copyright) as evi-
denced by the WIPO fellowship Award Scheme (interna-
tionally recognized qualification) or a Distance Learning
Minimum experience: Eight (8) years as an Attorney-at-
Law including four (4) years experience in an Intellectual
Extensive knowledge of the Intellectual Property Laws
and Regulations of the Country and the International
Conventions on Intellectual Property.
Extensive knowledge of the practices and rules of pro-
cedure relating to the conduct of Hearings
Extensive knowledge of examination requirements for
the grant and maintenance of Intellectual Property rights
as required by the appropriate legislation.
Extensive knowledge of the methods available for the
dissemination of appropriate information from the docu-
mentation maintained by the Intellectual Property Office
Excellent advocacy skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills both written and oral
Excellent management and supervisory skills
Excellent analytical and reasoning skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent human relations skills
Excellent computer skills
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assists the Controller, Intellectual Property Rights in
managing the day to day operations of the department.
o Planning, directing and co-ordinating the work
of the Intellectual Property Office
o Supervising experienced legal professional,
technical, clerical and subordinate
o Substituting for the Controller at the regular
conferences held with the staff for discussing
examination work and general office matters
o Assisting the Controller in attending to
correspondence relating to Intellectual
Property work and to staff matters
2. Assumes all responsibilities for the administration of
the Office and the granting of Intellectual Property Rights
in Trinidad and Tobago in the absence of the Controller
1. Assists in the professional, administrative and judicial
work related to the granting of Intellectual Property
Rights within the country
2. Certifies the grant of Intellectual Property Rights as
required by the appropriate legislation and certifies notes
of evidence taken before the Intellectual Property Office
3. Submits written statements of reasons for decisions
made by subordinate professional staff and in (ex-parte)
4. Assists the Controller in conferring with the
Secretariats for International Conventions on Intellectual
Property or related subjects to which the country is a
5. Represents the IPO at appropriate meetings organ-
ised on Intellectual Property matters at national and inter-
6. Assists the Controller in giving legal advice and opin-
ion on all areas of Intellectual Property to the Minister of
Legal Affairs, other Government Ministers, Heads of
Departments, Trinidad and Tobago's Missions as well as
Performs other related duties as may be
Salary: Group L3: $ 20,800 per month
Applications should be sent with COPIES of relevant
documents no later than 31st October, 2013 to:
The Director of Personnel Administration
Service Commissions Department
52 -- 58 Woodford Street
Port of Spain OR
Professional Application Forms are obtainable from any
District Revenue Office, the Chief Administrator, Tobago
House of Assembly or the Service Commissions
Department or on the website at www.scd.org.tt 1022013
You may have the best of office,
best of infrastructure, in fact the
best of everything but if you have
the habit of finding faults and crib-
bing, you will always remain stressed
out and frustrated. A lot depends
on the employees as well. Remem-
ber, one needs to learn to see the
positive sides of life.
Let us go through few tips which
would ensure job satisfaction for
Do not attend office just for the
sake of earning money. Yes, money
is one of the most important decid-
ing factors as to why we all work so
hard but remember, it is not every-
thing. Trust me, if you work just for
your salaries, you will never ever be
satisfied with your job.
Do not join an organisation just
because it is paying you well. Make
sure you are aware of your key
responsibility areas and your role in
the organisation is as per your
knowledge and specialisation and
you already have some experience
working on the same profile.
If a finance professional accepts
a marketing job just because he
would get to earn huge incentives,
it is not where his/her expertise lies.
He would never find his job inter-
esting and eventually lose interest
in work. Before joining any organ-
isation, ask yourself whether you
are really fit for this job or not? It
is always better to do your home
work carefully rather than repenting
You need to slightly change your
attitude as well. Do not have unre-
alistic expectations. Do not expect
your Boss to treat you the way your
mother does. It cannot be possible.
Why do you expect your superiors
to call you and enquire about your
health if you have applied for sick
leaves? Do not expect your organ-
isation to give you five days leaves
just because you have planned a trip
with your girlfriend. Please do not
try to be too personal with your
reporting Boss. Understand the dif-
ference between your office and
home. At work, you can t have the
comforts of home. If your boss wants
you to go for an urgent meeting on
a holiday, please do not get upset
Moreover, would cribbing solve
your problem? I don t think it would.
Then what is the point reacting?
Accept challenges with a smile. You
can t say a NO always in your job.
As long as you are associated with
an organisation, you are bound to
listen to your reporting bosses and
adhere to the rules and regulations.
It is always better to accept chal-
lenges with a smile rather than get-
ting demotivated and look for a new
job every time.
After all, how many jobs would
you change? Believe me, there would
be a problem everywhere. Remem-
ber, if you can t change others, it is
always better to change yourself.
Not everyone would behave the way
Would you change your job just
because your team member is irri-
tating and you do not like him? Do
not interfere much in other s lives.
Concentrate more on your work
rather than your colleague s.
Leave your ego behind the
moment you enter the workplace.
Do you have to create an issue if
once you receive your incentives a
little late? Do not be too rigid. Learn
to cooperate with the management
as well as people around. Flash your
smile quite often.
Remember, fighting and indulging
in conflicts yield no solution, rather
create more problems for you. The
mantra for a peaceful life is to be
neither too possessive for your job
nor take it too lightly.
Do not attend official calls after
7pm unless and until it is too urgent.
If you do not enjoy your personal
life, believe me, you will never be
satisfied with your job.
Learn to take things lightly.
Role of employees
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