The Jamaica Intellectual and Property Office (JIPO) is the primary agency with responsibility for matters relating to intellectual property rights in Jamaica. It has the critical mandate to establish and administer a modern and effective intellectual property system, which is to be a catalyst for international competitiveness, facilitating economic growth, and national development.
The main activities of the agency include the administration of the following intellectual property systems in Jamaica:
The office has also formed national and international partnerships, instituted sensitization campaigns and facilitated opportunities for people within IP dependent industries such as animation, film, ICT and software applications, to register their intellectual property rights.
This, in a bid to create a robust ecosystem for intellectual property in Jamaica which will be seen by investors as a choice investment option in high-grossing industries, that will facilitate the growth of local industries enabling all Jamaicans to benefit from the three critical areas that are necessary for a strong IP environment: Protection, sharing/income generation and Enforcement.
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.