Jamaica's Trademark Act

Jamaica’s Trade Marks Act 1999, which replaces the previous 1958 Act, became effective in September 2001. It introduced changes to Jamaica’s trademark regime, including increasing the length of trademark protection to ten years, and implementing the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Following, there is a brief introduction to Jamaica's trademark system.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What other types of trademarks can be registered in Jamaica?
What are relevant issues of the registration process in Jamaica?
What is the procedure for registering a trademark in Jamaica?
What are the fees to register a trademark in Jamaica?
Are there any provisions in relation to the seizure of infringing imports into Jamaica?

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