JIPO launch's Copyright Registration System

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

The system was set up with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), which had a presence at the launch in the form of Senior Advisor, Andrew Tu.

Mr. Tu noted that its introduction could help to protect the rights of the creators in their works and to contribute to cultural and economic developments in the country and the region.

WIPO gave technical assistance to the project by facilitating the work of software developers and trained JIPO staff in the use of the system.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Reginald Budhan, said the system, which is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, will not only facilitate the provision of independent proof of copyright ownership for the creators, but will also strengthen the contribution of the wider industries to the economy and society.

Mr. Budhan was addressing the launch of the system at JIPO’s offices on December 12 2012, on behalf of State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, who was unavoidably absent.

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