Terita Kalloo obtained her Legal Education Certificate and was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2012.
Terita is a national scholar and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies. She also graduated on the Principal’s List of the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School.
Terita has worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs as Legal Counsel under the Process Review Team, a specialised Unit created to “fast-track” critical legal matters under the Civil Law Department and to lend support to the Honourable Attorney General. During her time at the Ministry, Terita gained experience in various legal fields including Contract Law, International Law, Environmental Law, Public Law, Law of Tort, Industrial Law, Legislative Law and Commercial Law.
Recently, Terita worked at the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (“TTIPO”) as Legal Counsel. During her time at TTIPO, she benefited from extensive training and experience in the field of Intellectual Property (“IP”) Law. She successfully completed courses offered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) in Geneva, Switzerland inclusive of Introduction to IP, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications; Copyright and Related Rights and IP Management. She also participated in the Advanced International Certificate Course on IP Asset Management for Business Success held in Seoul, South Korea where she attained an International Certificate in IP Asset Management.
At the Intellectual Property Office, Terita dealt extensively with the legal determination of trademark applications, opposition proceedings for trademark applications and provided advice on IP matters inclusive of new and emerging areas of IP. She also assisted the Office with respect to legislative drafting for new areas of IP for Trinidad and Tobago’s IP legislation to conform to the requirements of international treaties and agreements. Terita also assisted in opposition matters for trademark applications by reviewing opposition matters and assisting the Hearing Officer during hearings. She was also actively involved in disseminating IP information by presenting on various IP topics in the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School IP Clinic as well as in the private and public sector.
Terita also has experience in the business sector and has served as a Director of a State Enterprise and a Private Entity as well as a Corporate Secretary of a Private Entity