The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk Service @ The AJL

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The Alma Jordan Library (AJL), in collaboration with the St. Augustine Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (STACIE) - formerly known as The Office of Research Development and Knowledge Transfer (ORDKT), The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus and the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) of the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs provides this Intellectual Property Help Desk Service.

The objective of The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk is geared towards providing the entire UWI St. Augustine campus community with the ease of access to education, information, training and advisory services in the field of Intellectual Property (IP).

This initiative is strategic and comes at an opportune time when The UWI, St. Augustine is placing greater emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship as highlighted in the Triple A Strategy – Strategic Plan as well as an increase in IP disclosure for inventions is envisaged.

THE UWI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HELP DESK OUTREACH PROGRAMMES & INITIATIVES

  • March 2024

    World Intellectual Property (WIPO): Ninth Session of the WIPO Conversation “Training the Machines – Bytes, Rights and the Copyright Conundrum Webinar.

    Day 1 PM Session - Video

    Day 2 AM Session - Video

    Day 2 PM Session - Video

  • April 2023

    World Intellectual Property Day 2023 - April 26, 2023

    Theme: Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity

  • April 06, 2023

    On April 06, 2023, the Controller of the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO), Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, and Certified Trainer of the National Intellectual Property Training Centre (NIPTC), Mr. Regan Asgarali, as well as Ms. Lyrinda Persaud, Legal Officer II of the TTIPO and Certified Trainer of the (NIPTC), delivered a presentation on “Intellectual Property & Film.”

    This seminar was hosted by The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk in collaboration with The UWI Film Programme and The Alma Jordan Library (AJL). The presentation also focused on women in film, in keeping with WIPOs World Intellectual Property 2023, theme - Women in Innovation: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.

    Recording of the event

  • March 2023

    Lunchtime Seminar: The IGDS St Augustine Unit in collaboration with The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk & The Alma Jordan Library - What You Need to Know About Copyright with Regan Asgarali on March 01, 2023.

    Zoom Recording

  • February 2023

    A Help Desk to Protect Intellectual Property

    The Times Higher Education (THE)

  • January 2023

    The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) under the banner of The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk supported the Appropriate Technologies Competition 2023 Launch on January 11 & 12, 2023, at The AJL.

  • April 2022

    Creatives and Intellectual Property - Take 3!

    An Intellectual Property Seminar based on the Film sector, hosted by The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk at The Alma Jordan Library in collaboration with The UWI Film Programme Department, on April 28, 2022 Video replay via The AJL Facebook page.

  • April 2022

    World Intellectual Property Day - April 26, 2022
    Theme: IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future

    A virtual mini exhibition installed and hosted via The AJL Facebook page.

  • April 2022

    World Book and Copyright Day
    Theme: You Are a Reader

    In celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 2022, The Alma Jordan Library created a virtual mini exhibition. View via The AJL Facebook page.

  • April 2021

    Creatives and Intellectual Property ~ Take 2!

    An Intellectual Property Seminar based on the Orange Economy, hosted by The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) in collaboration with the UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk and the University of the West Indies (UWI) - St Augustine campus Film Programme. View the UWI Today article - Protecting Your Work in the Orange Economy on April 15, 2021. Video presentation via The AJL Facebook page.

  • February 2020

    Creatives, Protect Your Intellectual Property!

    An Intellectual Property Seminar hosted by the Alma Jordan Library (AJL), in collaboration with the UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk and the University of the West Indies (UWI) - St Augustine campus Film Programme on February 27, 2020.

  • May 2019

    Intellectual Property & The Future

    An introduction to IP, Copyright & Related Rights and IP & The Future - conducted by principals from the Trinidad & Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) – Ministry of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs on May 23, 2019.

  • April 2019

    World Intellectual Property Day 2019 – April 26, 2019
    Theme: Reach for Gold

    In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day 2019. The Alma Jordan Library (AJ) mounted of a mini exhibition on the 2019 World Intellectual Property theme at The AJL, in an effort to raise awareness, build interest and promote Intellectual Property.

  • July 2018

    The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk ~ Service @ The AJL (official) Launch

    The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus - Intellectual Property Help Desk – was officially launched on July 31, 2018.

    The facility located at the Alma Jordan Library (AJL), was officially opened by Miss Louise van Gruenen, Director Building Respect for Intellectual Property Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva - Switzerland.

    Prof. Stephen Gift, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies and Research - The UWI, Mr. Regan Asgarali, Controller the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO), Mr Lallo Ramlal, Specialist in Technical Information – (TTIPO), and Mr. Michael Edenborough QC and WIPO Consultant. View the UWI Today article on The UWI Intellectual Property Help Desk.

    The IP Help Desk is a collaboration with the University of the West Indies – St Augustine Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (STACIE), formerly the St Augustine Campus, Office of Research Development and Knowledge Transfer (ORDKT), and the Trinidad & Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) – Ministry of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs

    The IP Help Desk provides the St Augustine campus community with complementary access to education, information, training and consultancy services, facilitated by IP experts from the TTIPO – the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs. And, also promotes enrolment in the online Intellectual Property Distance Learning Training Courses for staff and students, facilitated by the WIPO Worldwide Academy, Geneva - Switzerland.

  • April 2018

    World Intellectual Property Day 2018 – April 26, 2018
    Theme: Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

    In celebration of World Intellectual Property Day 2018. The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) mounted of a mini exhibition on the 2018 World Intellectual Property theme at the AJL, in an effort to raise awareness, build interest and promote Intellectual Property.

  • February 2018

    Patents and Patent Mining: An Introductory Intellectual Property Training Workshop

    A pre-workshop networking breakfast and Intellectual Property Training Workshop was hosted by The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) on February 28, 2018 at The AJL.

    Participants: librarians, faculty, students, members of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine campus community, and other tertiary institution members/stakeholders.

 

CONTACT US:

LOCATION:

The Help Desk is located on the ground floor of the library along the eastern wing in the area of the STARRS Computing Lab and the Reserves 24/7 Reading Room.

HELP DESK SERVICE OPTIONS:

  • VIRTUAL:

    To schedule a virtual consultation with an IP consultant via Zoom - please send your Intellectual Property (IP) queries and requests via email to: IntellectualProperty.HelpDesk@sta.uwi.edu

  • FACE 2 FACE:

    Every second and fourth Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    N.B. The Face 2 Face consultation service has not yet resumed.

  THE UWI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HELP DESK @ The AJL: https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/ajl/index.php/services/ip-help-desk