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The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be staging a Creativity Expo on April 24, which will showcase examples of Jamaican ingenuity in the areas of copyright and related rights.
The one-day event, slated for Emancipation Park in Kingston from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is part of activities to mark Intellectual Property Week, which is being observed from April 20 to 26.
In an interview with JIS News, Manager of the Copyright and Related Rights Directorate at JIPO, Philippa Davies, said that the event is targeted at artists, sculptors, cartoonists, producers, entertainers, designers and other persons involved in creating and inventing products.
“We will be having booths manned by individuals and companies involved in the different types of intellectual properties, including persons from the copyright world, whether artistic, literary or music; from the trademarks and business community; persons from the patents world; inventors and innovators; design world; as well as representatives from the geographical indications community,” she outlined.
The event will include mini workshops and seminars focusing on the issue of protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights.
The day’s proceedings will close with a concert from 4: 00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring dancers, drummers, poets, an “innovative fashion show” and singers such as Pam Hall, Kerron Ennis and I-Octane.
Intellectual Property Week is being observed under the theme: ‘Creativity: Protect. Collect. Respect’.
The week incorporates the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, and World Intellectual Property Day on April 26. JIPO has been observing the week since 1998.
For further information on JIPO and the week of activities, please contact the office at 960-1852 or visit the website at www.jipo.gov.jm.

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