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04 November 2021

International Registrations under the Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, 2021

Trademark applications in Jamaica

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 04 Nov 2021    admin   
THE Trade Marks (Amendment) Act, 2021 (“the Act”) was enacted in June 2021. The Act is meant to, among other things, bring the Madrid Protocol into effect in Jamaica. The Madrid Protocol is a treaty whereby, inter alia, contracting countries agree to allow international applications to be registered in their country once the applicant has designated that country as one in which they wish to file an application. Contracting parties include Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Cuba, Germany, the European Union and now Jamaica. The Madrid Protocol will allow entities and individuals who are...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw.

Minister Shaw Hails Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission

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 04 Nov 2021    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, has hailed the work of the Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC), noting that the entity has remained “excellent” in protecting Jamaica’s producers against unfair trade practices. The Minister, in highlighting Jamaica’s excellent record in international trade jurisprudence, pointed out that the Executive Director for the ADSC, Andrea Marie Dawes, has been appointed by the WTO Director General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to serve as an expert on several panels to settle disputes between member countries, under the world body’s...


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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, made a presentation at the virtual Caribbean Council Investor Roundtable meeting hosted by the Caribbean Council in London under Chatham House Rules, on Thursday, October 28, 2021.
The Caribbean Council is a London-based membership organisation, which works with companies which are investing in, and doing business with, the Caribbean and Central America. Their members include some of the most significant investors in the Caribbean.
Minister Shaw's address focused on a range of investment which enable opportunities in Jamaica including its business- friendly environment, robust telecommunications and modern road and network infrastructure et al.
Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Nigel Clarke, among others, also gave remarks.

Investment Minister Outlines Jamaican Opportunities To London-Based Caribbean Council

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 04 Nov 2021    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Honourable Audley Shaw, has detailed investment opportunities in Jamaica to the Caribbean Council, a London-based organization which supports trade, investment and development for a select group of major investors across the Caribbean and Latin America. The event was part of the organization’s meet the Minister Series of virtual events. Addressing the virtual gathering of high level UK based business executives on Thursday, October 28, the Minister highlighted current and potential investment ventures in Agriculture, Logistics, Manufacturing...


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WEHBY...I believe that the hybrid meetings will become the norm in the future. A hybrid meeting allows persons to participate at the same time using an electronic means and by being present in person.

Companies Act amendment will eliminate high legal costs — Senator Wehby

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 04 Nov 2021    admin   
Senator Don Wehby, who is also group chief executive officer (CEO) of GraceKennedy (GK) Limited said companies have been footing a bill in the region of $1 million each in the pursuit of seeking court approval for holding hybrid annual general meetings (AGMs) under COVID-19 conditions. The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2021 allows companies to host general meetings in a virtual or hybrid format and allows the Registrar of Companies to grant an extension of time for the holding of an AGM to avoid any penalties that could arise if they are unable to hold the AGM within the time frame stipulated in...


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The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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