JAMAICA is the first country in the English-speaking Caribbean to register a geographical indication (GI).
Speaking at this week’s Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange about plans for Intellectual Property Week to be observed next week, Lillyclaire Bellamy, executive director of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Organisation (JIPO) told editors and reporters that since 2015, the country has a registered GI for Jamaica Jerk.
“People always say we take forever to pass laws but the difference with us is when we pass our laws we use them. The rest of the English-speaking Caribbean all had laws to protect geographical indications from ‘whoie whoie’. Not one of them did anything with it.
Published in the Observer
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