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New Trademark Rules in Jamaica

New Trademark Rules in Jamaica

The Jamaican Trade Marks (Amendment) Act came into force on June 30, 2021, making way for the country’s participation in the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks (the Protocol). Jamaica became a signatory to the Protocol just under six months later on December 27, 2021, and the Protocol took effect on March 27, 2022.

The corresponding Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2022 came into effect on September 30, 2023, enabling locally based applicants to file international applications through the Jamaican IP Office (JIPO), based on a Jamaican filing or registration. Brand holders have been able to designate Jamaica (JM) within their international applications since the Protocol took effect in March. Read more

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