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WEST INDIAN
DIPLOMACY

HISTORY, OIL, & LAW FOR THE CARIBBEAN DIASPORA

HISTORY, OIL, & LAW 
for the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora

LEARN &
PROTECT

Know where you came from so you can know how valuable you are.

Learn from history to help ensure that your Caribbean business is legally protected with (1) business formations like LLCs, (2) trademark registrations, and (3) contracts.

History, Oil, & Law Articles
 

Our focus is mainly Trinidad, Guyana, India, and the United States. We welcome article submissions regarding the history of any and all Caribbean nations.

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
 

We strongly advocate for trademark registration. A trademark is a brand identifier like a company name, logo, slogan, or design.

 

Registering a trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has many benefits including preventing others from using a similar mark, increasing a company's valuation, and reducing legal fees and the risk of lawsuits.

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Melissa D.
Goolsarran Ramnauth, Esq.
MDGR LAW OFFICE

Melissa D. Goolsarran Ramnauth, Esq. is an experienced trial-winning trademark and business attorney. She previously represented large businesses in commercial litigation cases.

 

She now represents U.S. and Caribbean individuals and businesses regarding federal trademarks, contracts, and more. Her extensive litigation knowledge allows her to prepare strong trademark applications and contracts to minimize the risk of future lawsuits.

Melissa also writes articles on trademarks and West Indian history. The Caribbean articles mainly focus on the Indo-history and politics of India, Trinidad, Guyana, and the United States. 

EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012

University of Miami, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

ADMISSION

Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida​

Desk

Promoting the Caribbean through history, business, and legal education

Thank you!

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