Celebrating the Sweetness of Trinidad and Tobago
World Intellectual Property Day: Interview with The Hon. Mme Justice Nadia Kangaloo
For the World Intellectual Property Day, we interviewed The Hon. Mme Justice Nadia Kangoloo from Trinidad and Tobago. She talked about how the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society of Trinidad and Tobago contributes to gender equality and diversity in areas of intellectual property. She also shared some thoughts on how judges can support gender equality and diversity in areas of intellectual property.
About The Hon. Mme Justice Nadia Kangaloo
Justice Nadia Kangaloo is a judge of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago. She presides in the Civil Division and adjudicates intellectual property matters on a daily basis, in addition to matters involving public law, company law, contract law, tort law, contentious probate, and matrimonial claims, amongst others. Prior to her judicial career, Justice Kangaloo spent 20 years in private legal practice, with a significant practice in intellectual property, and was responsible for advising on, and litigating, several cases in this area. Soon after joining the judiciary, Justice Kangaloo became the Treasurer of the Caribbean Association of Women Judges and continues in this role to date. In 2014, Justice Kangaloo was part of a project to assist the Grenada High Court in reducing its backlog of civil cases, particularly by way of mediation. Justice Kangaloo was appointed by the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (JEITT) to its Sub-Committee to review the Civil Proceedings Rules 1998, which resulted in the publication of the Consolidated Civil Proceeding Rules 2016. Justice Kangaloo was also appointed to the JEITT Committee responsible for the drafting and publication of a Gender Equality Protocol for Judicial Officers published in 2018. She has recently been appointed to the Board of the JEITT.
Source: 2019 Intellectual Property Judges Forum - Programme (wipo.int)