Nassau – The Bahamas — The Ministry of Financial Services, in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office, hosts an intellectual property seminar on December 3 and 4, at the British Colonial Hilton.
The purpose of the seminar is to discuss international best practices, how the protection of intellectual property can provide further opportunities for Bahamians especially in the creative industries, and the advancement of industry in the country.
“When we invite industry to come and do business in the country they need the confidence that their products and their technology will be protected,” said Financial Services Minister Ryan Pinder.
The Government has a mandate, he said, in order to be recognised as a country consistent with international best practices, to modernise and reform its intellectual property laws. Draft legislation has been prepared.
“This is an opportunity to launch our public dialogue and consultation not only with the new legislative regime but also within the context of how do you utilise intellectual property and intellectual property rights for the advancement of industry and the advancement of professional careers,” Mr. Pinder said.
By Gladstone Thurston
Bahamas Information Services