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Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property to host Open House

GIS – THE EVENT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

In observance of World Intellectual Property Day, tomorrow, April 26, the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property will be hosting a two-day commemorative event.

A “World Intellectual Property Day Open House” will be held on April 25, followed by a “World Intellectual Property Day Help Desk” on April 26, at the Registry of Companies and Intellectual Property.

Deputy Registrar Tricia Cypal said the two-day event will not only provide a wealth of information and understanding of what intellectual property entails, but will also provide an opportunity for those who need to register their own intellectual property to do so following all relevant guidelines and procedures.

“This is a means of getting direct interaction with persons of interest and persons who deal with these areas of IP so we can provide information and they can be more informed and have the opportunity to interact face to face with the officials at the registry to get the knowledge and information that they require,” Ms. Cypal said.

While both events are open to the public, Ms Cypal points out that the activity is best utilized by those who have the potential for their intellectual property to be protected, such as business and company owners, as well as inventors, designers and creators.

She adds that it is imperative for these groups to understand the importance of registering their intellectual property.

“Intellectual property rights are territorial rights, so you will be expected to register your intellectual property in every jurisdiction where you will seek to protect your intellectual property rights. Notwithstanding that you register your intellectual property in Saint Lucia, if you want to enforce those rights in another jurisdiction you will be required to register those rights. Over the next two days during the events, we will be facilitating questions from the public on the general procedures and aspects of intellectual property.”

Both events will be held at the Registry of Companies, on the second floor, Hewanorra House, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All applications for intellectual property should be submitted through the registry through one’s attorney.

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