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Jamaica Intellectual Property Office

The Jamaica Intellectual and Property Office (JIPO) is the primary agency with responsibility for matters relating to intellectual property rights in Jamaica. It has the critical mandate to establish and administer a modern and effective intellectual property system, which is to be a catalyst for international competitiveness, facilitating economic growth, and national development.

The main activities of the agency include the administration of the following intellectual property systems in Jamaica:

  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Trade Marks
  • Geographical Indications
  • Industrial Designs
  • Patents
  • Layout-Designs (Topographies)
  • New Plant Varieties.
  • Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions

The office has also formed national and international partnerships, instituted sensitization campaigns and facilitated opportunities for people within IP dependent industries such as animation, film, ICT and software applications, to register their intellectual property rights.

This, in a bid to create a robust ecosystem for intellectual property in Jamaica  which will be seen by investors as a choice investment option in high-grossing industries, that will facilitate the growth of local industries enabling all Jamaicans to benefit from the three critical areas that are necessary for a strong IP environment: Protection, sharing/income generation and Enforcement.

946-0789 / 946-1300
Email Address: 

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904

Opening hours: 
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
8:30 am - 3:00 pm