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 […]
November 6, 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
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
Caribbean Advertising and Marketing Law Seminar, March 1, 2018 Kingston Jamaica.
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,
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