Fabien Alfonso has been actively involved in the creative cultural sector for the past 30 years. He is an avid advocate for the overall development of our Creative Industries. He is very passionate about the appropriate administration of Copyright and Related Rights in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. He has proven to have a strong independent voice on this topic.
Mr. Alfonso lobbied for the updating and passing of the Copyright Amendment Bill (2008), the signing of World Intellectual Property Organisation Performances and Phonograms treaty (WPPT). A treaty which identifies and outlines the rights of Producers and Performers. As a Copyright Related rights consultant and educator, he has conducted workshops and lectures on copyright and related rights with institutions such as UTT, COSTAATT, Servol, UWI ROYTEC, and several private and public music schools.
Mr. Alfonso holds qualifications from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Geneva, Switzerland. Areas of proficiency include Industrial Property, Copyright, Related Rights, and Collective Management of Rights within the creative industries.