Day: November 6, 2018

The 2015 Jamaica Copyright Amendments – Major Changes

In 2015 sweeping changes were made to Jamaica’s Copyright Act through the Copyright (Amendment) Act of 2015 in force July 30, 2015 including new and expanded rights for copyright owners and performers and with that, new liabilities, offences and exceptions to infringement and a revival of Crown Copyright. Perhaps, most impactful, is an extension of …

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Caribbean Advertising and Marketing Law Seminar, Kingston Jamaica, March 1, 2018.

The growing prevalence in the use and importance of Social Media and the Internet has resulted in unprecedented challenges to businesses actively engaging in advertising and marketing. A single advertisement in traditional media can give rise to several legal conflicts over trademarks, copyright and consumer protection which are compounded by a marketing campaign involving digital …

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Jamaica Trade Marks Act 2013 Amendments

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Act (2013), which took effect on August 31, 2013, updated the Jamaica’s Trade Marks Act and Rules in several respects including changes in relation to opposition and revocation proceedings, the rights of an earlier user, registration of security interests and the assignability of trademark applications.  Changes in Opposition ProceedingsPrior to the …

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