Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. An efficient and equitable intellectual property system can help all countries to realize intellectual property’s potential as a catalyst for economic development and social and cultural well-being. The Government has recognized the importance of a modern intellectual property regime as critical to striking a balance between the interests of innovators and the public interest, providing an environment in which creativity and invention can flourish, for the benefit of all.
As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.