PHILIPSBURG–Foundation INFOBIZZ, Bureau for Intellectual Property (BIP) St. Maarten and the Department of Economics, Transportation and Telecommunication (ETT) will host the first Intellectual Property Business Clinic in St. Maarten at the Holland House Beach Hotel on June 22 and 23, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The two-day clinic is supported by the European Commission through COSME. Founder of IP (Intellectual Property) Exchange Caribbean Kayanne Anderson, who is also an intellectual property specialist and lawyer, will facilitate the event.
Anderson has worked for several governments in the region assisting them in building national brands and how to best protect that. During the IP clinic, one of the key aspects that will be shared is how to best use intellectual property to scale and grow a business while building assets within the business.
Representatives of the BIP will share the different tools that are available in St. Maarten to register different types of intellectual property locally, regionally and internationally. BIP has significant information available online on its website. However, during the IP Clinic, BIP will speak to the framework that is available in St. Maarten, since there are country specific differences in registering intellectual property.
Since the beginning of the year, ETT has provided several workshops to build the capacity of entrepreneurs and small medium enterprises. In addition to gaining key insights about intellectual property and understanding how to register, attendees will be able to have one-on-one consultations to privately discuss their specific situation with Anderson and/or receive information from representatives of BIP,” it was stated in a press release.
Morning refreshments and lunch will be served at the event. Only 25 spots are available which is at no cost to attendees. Registration is required. Eight businesses have already registered. Interested small/medium enterprises are urged to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66902-first-intellectual-property-business-clinic-june-22-23