IP COMMITTEE OF THE BAHAMAS BAR ASSOCIATION UNITED BY DISCLAIMER CONUNDRUM

Mar 27, 2014

The IP Committee, formed in November 2013 and co-chaired by Katina Mosko, has been holding meetings to address members’ concerns over the wide ranging requests for disclaimers that issued from the IP Registry. Speaking to the issues, the executive members met with the Registrar and the Deputy Registrar to understand the exercise of this discretionary power – especially in applications which had been unconditionally approved and published as well as those requested on renewals. In response, the Deputy Registrar has explained that the files are undergoing a second review as some of the requests for disclaimers may have been sent in error. This meeting demonstrates a collaborative relationship between industry and the IP Registry.