Under its Legislation and Treaty Drafting component, the Canadian-funded IMPACT Justice Project has been asked to review the business names and trademarks legislation in the region.
Having commissioned two reports in these areas, the project held initial meetings in Antigua and Barbuda on October 19th and 20th to discuss business names and trademarks legislation, respectively. In attendance were representatives of Intellectual Property and Companies Offices and attorneys-at-law from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Jamaica, along with the consultants who prepared the reports. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Velma Newton, Regional Project Director of IMPACT Justice. Ms. Gladys Young, Senior Legal Officer of the CARICOM CSME Unit joined the meeting via Skype.
The participants examined the legislation along with the recommendations of both reports and identified several areas in both business names and trademarks legislation for further review.