Press Release
April 14, 2022
ECCO to mark World Day in observation of intellectual property rights

World Intellectual Property Day is normally observed each year and offers a platform for an opportunity to consider the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. “The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness of Intellectual Property rights and to provide a forum for young people to learn how Intellectual Property rights can support their goals,” says the Corporate Registrar of ROCIP, Desma Charles.

ROCIP, the main organiser of the event, has invited other agencies and ECCO Inc, (the Eastern Caribbean Copyright Organisation), has readily accepted the invitation to be one of the interested parties in ensuring the successful observation of the day, a release states. According to ECCO Inc. Chairman, David Jordan, “We have accepted the invitation as this is a perfect platform to remind ECCO members and raise the awareness of the general public of the importance of Copyright as central in the protection of intellectual property, and to collaborate with Government institutions which impact on the work of ECCO.”

The Registry of Companies and Intellectual property (ROCIP), has organised an open day on Tuesday, 26th April, 2022 from 9:00 a.m at the car park of Hewanorra House, Pointe Seraphine, Castries.

The open day will take the form of an interactive display featuring an information desk by the registry which will cover the registration process of IP alongside individual desks of key stakeholders who provide support to young creators and innovators. ECCO Inc. has accepted the invitation to collaborate with the ROCIP and will present a portrayal of the work of the organisation which will highlight the registration process for members’ musical works while utilising electronic media.

ECCO membership is spread across: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, and St Vincent & the Grenadines founding member and member of CISAC (The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies) since 2004.