Suriname is in the process of getting a new Industrial Property Law approved, covering patents, utility models, trademarks, designs, and GIs. At Suriname’s request, CarIPI provides technical support to review the final text.
In particular, CarIPI (international cooperation project focused on IP in the Caribbean) will assist the IP Office of Suriname to review the Law in the light of the provisions of the Economic Partnership Agreement, with a view to further align the law with the EU and international provisions.
Between March 9 and 11 2020, our IP expert, Sophia Bonne, visited the IP Office of Suriname to meet Kenneth Codrington, the Registrar and his team to discuss the recommendations and next steps for the new Industrial Property Law and deepen on our excellent relationship with the Office.
This activity falls under CarIPI Annual Work Plan as part of Activity no. 10 “Review of draft IP legislation, within the Work Package Regional harmonisation of law and practice”.