The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office will be hosting an essay competition in 2020. All application forms are to be completed and submitted before Wednesday September 30, 2020. Please see details below:


“Why are Intellectual Property Rights important to Small Island Developing States in the 21st Century?”

Categories Age group Word Limit

1. Primary 9-12 500-1000 words
2. Secondary 13- 17 1500- 2000 words
3. Tertiary 18-25 2500- 3500 words

The essay must be an original work and must be written by the participant who must demonstrate that he/she has knowledge of the different Intellectual Property Rights.

Participants must include a bibliography or list of references. One of the references must be the JIPO website.

For further information please direct your queries to or contact us at 876-946-1300/876-946-0789.
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Click on the link to download the application form: JIPO Download Essay Application Form