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Ms. Jihan Williams

Registrar Intellectual Property Office

Intellectual Property Office

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

Who We Are

The Intellectual Property Office of St. Kitts and Nevis is a Department within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs which is responsible for dealing with the registration of intellectual property rights within the jurisdiction of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

The office operations of the Intellectual Property Office of St. Kitts and Nevis are led by a Registrar and there is currently an Assistant Registrar and Legal Counsel. There is also a Systems Administrator and two administrative clerks.

The operations and activities of the Intellectual Property Office and all related matters involve giving effect to the provisions of the following legislation:

Mission Statement

To promote national prosperity by encouraging the creation and protection of intellectual property through public education and the continuous development and administration of a strong, user-friendly, efficient and dynamic IP protection framework.

What We Do

The responsibilities of the IPOSKN include:

  • Administering all laws relating to intellectual property
  • Processing applications for, administering and granting intellectual property rights, where applicable
  • Carrying out studies, programmes and activities regarding intellectual property
  • Promoting creativity and inventiveness among citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Raising public awareness on intellectual property rights and issues
  • Collaborating with national, regional and international bodies, agencies or institutions, whether public or private, to promote the advancement of people through science, culture, commerce or any art insofar as intellectual property is concerned.

How We Are Financed

The operations of the Intellectual Property Office are financed by budgetary allocations through the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs as outlined in the Annual Estimates and Budget of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.

How We Serve the Public

We respond to applications regarding:

  • registration of trademarks
  • registration of patents 

We provide education and information on all forms of intellectual property rights including:

  • copyright, 
  • geographical indications, 
  • trade secrets, 
  • plant varieties, and 
  • designs

A Basic Guide For A Mark Application

Amended Guide to TM Registration

WEBSITE: www.ipo.gov.kn

EMAIL: ipo@gov.kn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPOSKN

 

It is the principal mission of the Office of the Attorney General to provide legal advice and services to and on behalf of The Crown, and to conduct and respond to all matters of litigation for and against The Crown or any Ministry or Agency of the Government.

Importantly, its mandate includes the extensive oversight of the legislative agenda of the Government.

The Office of the Attorney General also provides administrative support for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and superintends all matters relating to the Electoral Office.

Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs

The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs ensures that the rule of law is facilitated and supported by the various mechanisms by which citizens can have equal access to the justice system and by which they can be afforded the protection of the law. It also takes responsibility for ensuring that the statutes are updated and modernized to keep pace with an evolving society.

Quick and convenient access to important and noteworthy matters relevant to entities under the Office of the Attorney General and departments within the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs.

Hon. Mr. Vincent Byron
Attorney General

Ms. Diana Francis
Permanent Secretary

(Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs)

The Office of the Attorney General

The Office of the Attorney General is chiefly responsible for providing legal counsel and advice to the Executive Branch of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The functioning of the Office is rooted in the Constitution and is further detailed by the provisions of the Attorney General’s Act Cap 3.02 of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

One of the more prolific manifestations of the advisory functions of the Office of the Attorney General is its contribution to the legislative agenda of the government. As such, the responsibility of preparation of all legislation: from conceptualization to the presentation of Bills and the crafting of Regulations falls within the purview of the office.

Get In Touch

Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts

+1(869) 467-1013

attorneygeneral@gov.kn