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The Dubplates continues to do well on the...
The Dubplates continues its strong run on the Blllboard Reggae charts, coming in at number eight with their critically acclaimed set,  Box Full of Steel by The Dubplates, selling 92 copies, down from 280 sold the week before. To date, it has clocked 2,956 in sales.   More detail
Wayne Marshall's father suffers heart attack
Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall, who has embraced a more spiritual side in his music, is praying that his father makes a full recovery after he suffered a  heart attack today.  More detail
Detectives from the Constant Spring police station swooped down on Mavado's residence in Norbrook this afternoon and detained his son, brother, cousin and nephew in a major operation. However, Mavado slipped the police dragnet as he left the island last night.  More detail
Chozenn criticizes "self-appointed Jesus...
Chozenn found himself in the eye of a firestorm of criticism last week that was so intense that it prompted the nation's number one gospel station, LOVE FM, to ban the remake to appease outraged Christians. However, Chozenn remains stoic in the face of the backlash, and vowed to stick to his path.... More detail
It appears that Chozenn has been banned by LOVE FM. The gospel singer's 'Bawl Out' remake of the raunchy Dovey Magnum song on a dancehall riddim has been banned by LOVE FM.  More detail

JIPO wants to use intellectual property as loan collateral

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There is a move afoot to use intellectual property as collateral to obtain loans.   


Ultimately JIPO, like other institutions, is seeking ways to increase financing to individuals who fall under its mandate. But first, it has to come to an agreement with the financial institutions and the Government of Jamaica in confirming a valuation process, setting a standard and a national policy which allow the banks to grant loans on intellectual property.

JIPO is an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce and administerers of designated owner’s protection systems through copyrights and related rights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, patents, layout designs, new plant varieties, traditional knowledge and cultural expressions.


So far, the institution has registered more than 69,000 trademarks for individual creators and innovators, micro, small and medium enterprises.


From April 24 – 29, JIPO will observe Intellectual Property Week 2016, under the theme ‘Intellectual property in the digitised age: creativity, culture, piracy and awareness’.

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