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Dianne Profile 2018

 By Dianne Daley McClure

 Intellectual Property Partner | Foga Daley

 June 2018

 

 

 

Prior to 2015, there was no statutory registration system in Jamaica and no requirement for registration under the Copyright Act. With the passage of Jamaica’s Copyright Act of 1993, the government of Jamaica policy was to not impose a statutory system of copyright registration based on the principle of automatic protection under the Berne Convention, i.e. copyright protection must not be conditional upon compliance with any formality.

In 2000 a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, the Intellectual Property Service Centre (IPC), created a voluntary copyright recordation and deposit facility in conjunction with National Library of Jamaica, where copyright owners could file their ownership claims to copyright and deposit a copy of their work, to establish a public record of their claims. IPC became a nationally recognized voluntary copyright registration facility.

The Government’s Copyright Registration System

Copyright registration is now recognized under Jamaica’s Copyright Act. The government introduced statutory copyright registration through amendments to the Copyright Act in 2015 making it is possible to register your copyright at the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO). The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2015 in force July 30, 2015, establishes JIPO as the Copyright Registry and outlines procedures and fees for registration.

The JIPO copyright system is an adaptation of the copyright recordation system carried out by IPC for several years, with one of the main differences being that JIPO only accepts works in digital format.

Procedures

The JIPO Copyright Registration process requires the Applicant (author/copyright owner) to complete sign and submit an Application for Registration form as prescribed in the First Schedule to the Amendment Act.  The original application (not a digital copy) must be submitted to JIPO. The Application must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, Attorney-at-Law, Minister of Religion or Medical Doctor. The Applicant must also complete sign and submit a Declaration which is to be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.  A digital copy of the work (in specified formats) must be deposited with the application at JIPO.

Voluntary System

The JIPO Copyright registration system is voluntary. Registration is not a condition for copyright protection. Copyright protection is automatic so long as the work qualifies for protection under the Copyright Act.

Benefits

One of the benefits of the Copyright registration system is that the certificate of registration and other documents which are certified extracts of the JIPO Copyright Register are presumed to be authentic for all purposes and are admissible in evidence in any legal proceedings.

Registration Fees

The JIPO Copyright Registration fees are based on the type of work. In relation to short literary works such as poems, song lyrics and short stories, the fees are discounted based on the volume of the works being registered by the Applicant. For longer works such as books and magazines the fees are based on the number of pages.

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Top 250 Women in IP by IP Stars for 2018

Intellectual Property Partner Dianne Daley is among the top 250 women from around the world in Intellectual Property. Dianne is one of five IP Lawyers from the Caribbean who made the list of “IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP in 2018. IP Stars recognises female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.

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IPCA 2018 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ESSAY COMPETITION.

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Caribbean Advertising and Marketing Law Seminar, March 1, 2018 Kingston Jamaica.
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Top 250 women from around the world in Intellectual Property

Top 250 Women in IP by IP Stars for 2017

Intellectual Property Partner Dianne Daley is among the top 250 women from around the world in Intellectual Property. Dianne is one of only two IP Lawyers from the Caribbean who made the list of “IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP. IP Stars recognises female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year. Those who made the list are also individual IP stars in their respective jurisdictions.
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Jamaica: Significant Trademark amendments

Jamaica: Significant Trademark amendments

Foga Daley IP Partner Dianne Daley details the recent changes to Jamaica's Trademark Laws that are most impactful on IP practice.
To read the full Trademark Lawyer - Issue 2 2015 click here


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INTA Volunteer Spotlight

Foga Daley IP Partner Dianne Daley, takes the Volunteer Spotlight in the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin, September 1, 2014 Vol. 69 No. 16. To read the Spotlight click here and to view the full INTA Bulletin go here

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Jamaica Trademark update

Jamaica Trademark update – Foga Daley IP Partner Dianne Daley, outlines some of the latest changes to Jamaica’s Trademark Act in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014/2015. This article first appeared in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014/15, a supplement to WTR magazine, published by The IP Media Group. To view the guide in full, please go to worldtrademarkreview.com

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Jamaica: International Opposition Guide Comparative Practice and Procedures

International Opposition Guide: Comparative Practice and Procedures is an exclusive service provided to INTA members that offers a searchable database of country profiles on the structure of trademark opposition practice and procedure. Foga Daley IP Partner Dianne Daley contributed the Jamaica Chapter.

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The Foga Daley Partners discuss how Jamaica’s approach to protecting its Geographical in their article published in IP Value 2011: Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value

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