The Canadian Government funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project is hosting a meeting to review the first draft of the IMPACT Justice Model Trademarks Bill and Regulations. The meeting is being held in the Interfaculty Lounge, Shell Suite, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus on October 16th and 17th, 2017.
Professor Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of the IMPACT Justice Project, will chair the meeting which will be attended by members of the IMPACT Justice Trademarks Legislation Committee which comprises regional Registrars and a Deputy Registrar of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property, a Professor of Law, a Parliamentary Counsel, a Representative of the Office of Intellectual Property, Science and Technology Issues of CARICOM and senior Attorneys-at-law with specialization in company and trademark law.
This is the third committee meeting the Project will be hosting to discuss Trademarks. The first two meetings were held in October 2016 in Antigua and the second in February 2017 in Barbados for the purpose of reviewing a status report on Trademarks Legislation in CARICOM Member States and finalizing drafting instructions for the development of a Model Trademarks Bill.
At the meeting on October 16th and 17th, the committee will have its first look at the draft Bill to recommend any changes required before the Model Bill is submitted to the Legal Affairs Committee of CARICOM for consideration as a CARICOM Model Bill.