JM | Jul 5, 2022

DBJ & JIPO partner to host webinar on intellectual property

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The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), through its Boosting Innovation Growth & Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (BIGEE) Project, has partnered with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) to host a webinar on Wednesday, July 6.

The roughly hour–and-a-half webinar is being staged under the theme, ‘Intellectual Property: Demystifying the Myths’.

Christopher Brown, BIGEE Project manager, explains that, “The DBJ is committed to building a strong ecosystem that encourages and rewards innovation by our Jamaican MSMEs. Knowledge sharing is a key part of that effort and we decided to start our 4-part series with a topic which drives innovation – Intellectual property. Intellectual property has value and we must understand how to use it to be more competitive globally. The webinar will share the experiences of two innovators who have successfully navigated the IP process.”

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Lilyclaire Bellamy, executive director at JIPO, affirmed further, “This is a timely and important event that will share the message of the importance of recognising the value of intellectual property.  We are happy to partner with the DBJ and encourage all MSMEs to take advantage of this important initiative.”

“Participation in the webinar is FREE and all MSMEs, especially those with innovations are being encouraged to register at, to participate in this interactive and event that will feature to innovators who have successfully navigated the IP process.  They will be telling how they did it,” Bellamy added.


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