Government of Jamaica

The Intellectual Property Programme

Name of Entity: 
Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO)

Brief Description: 

Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) provides a central focal point for the administration of Intellectual Property (IP) in Jamaica and has the mandate of administering the following intellectual property systems in Jamaica –

  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Trade Marks
  • Geographical Indications
  • Industrial Designs
  • Patents
  • Layout-Designs (Topographies)
  • New Plant Varieties
  • Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions


The services and activities carried out by JIPO are geared towards enhancing the capacity of individual creators and innovators, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME’s), corporations and institutions, to create wealth through the acquisition and maintenance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR’s).

Find Contact: 

Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO)
18 Trafalgar Road
JAMPRO Building
Kingston 5
Telephone: 876.946-1300, 946-0789, 946-9216

Learn More: 

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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

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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Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Opening hours: 
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