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"Country Name" protection moves closer

The protection of country names was discussed today (May 30 2013) by The World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO) member state.

Japan goes Jamaican

Japan goes Jamaican

"I will have the usual, and I brought a guest from Jamaica — a journalist," Barnes tells a short Japanese man, with a Rasta-themed green, gold and red headband,

JAMMS Launches Massive Enforcement Inititative

JAMMS Launches Massive Enforcement Inititative

Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) is launching a massive copyright compliance and enforcement initiative, in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

JIPO / WIPO move to protect brand Jamaica

The use of a country name by third party with no association with the country can have a severe impact on a developing country’s economy,

Ministry, JIPO moving to secure Jamaican products

Ministry, JIPO moving to secure Jamaican products

THE MINISTRY of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), is taking steps to protect brand Jamaica in the areas of rum and spirits, coffee, and jerk products.

JIPO launch's Copyright Registration System

JIPO launch's Copyright Registration System

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) has officially launched a Voluntary Copyright Registration System


“Copyright consists of a bundle of different rights held by a creator of literary, artistic, musical or dramatic works. The symbol for copyright is ©, and in some jurisdictions may alternatively be...


A design relates to the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation which, when applied to a product, gives the product a unique appearance. A registered design can be a valuable...


A Trade Mark is a sign that is graphically represented and capable of distinguishing the goods or services of a person, company or legal entity from those of another. A Trade Mark can be comprised of...


A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state (national government) to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention. The...


A geographical indication is a sign used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that place of...


Traditional knowledge typically distinguishes one community from another. For some communities, traditional knowledge takes on a personal and spiritual meaning. Traditional knowledge can also reflect...

Brief on Intellectual Property (IP) Week 2015