On 20-21 October 2021, carIPI, in collaboration with the CCJ Academy for Law, hosted two training sessions on the interrelation between trade marks and geographical indications to enhance the capacities of legal members of the judiciary in emerging areas of law relevant to the Caribbean region. Almost all the CARIFORUM States have put in place sui generis GI laws but, so far, there have been no major GI-related disputes in the courts.
The judiciary forms part of the IP system and, consequently, must also be targeted by any regional interventions to strengthen the IP system in the CARIFORUM States. While the regional judiciary has benefited from ongoing training on a wide range of legal topics, few programmes have focused on the complex and specialised area of intellectual property.
The aim of this two-day event is to increase the regional judiciary’s professional competencies to make court proceedings more efficient and improve the quality of justice.
Useful reference material
- Case law on Geographical Indications (GIs) [PDF - 0.31MB] [EN] *This data base is organized and prepared by Virginia Melgar, Chairperson of the 5th Board of appeal, and disclosed under her responsibility.
- Speaker's biographies [PDF - 0.44MB] [EN]
Presentations 20 October 2021:
- EUIPO practice on TM and GIs_Rebecca Santana Davies [PDF - 1MB] [EN]
Presentations 21 October 2021:
- Caribbean CJ - eSearch Case-Law, 21.10.2021-4_Pavel Burian [PDF - 1.1MB] [EN]
- TM and GIs_examples of case law_Virginia Melgar [PDF - 1.4MB] [EN]